Navratri fasting and travel? IRCTC has you covered with its ‘Vrat Thali’ – Check menu, prices, how to order

With the start of Navratri, Indian Railways announced on Monday that it will offer ‘Vrat Thali’ to passengers on board. The measure is taken to ensure that passengers who occasionally travel and who fast also have the opportunity to eat satvik food. The 9-day Shardiya Navratri festival dedicated to Maa Durga and her nine avatars started today, marking the first day of the festival (Kalash or Ghatsthapna). The festival is celebrated with great fervor across the country.

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In a tweet, the Ministry of Railways said: “During the auspicious festival of Navratri, IR offers you a special menu to satiate your Vrat cravings, served from 26.09.22 to 05.10.22. Order Navratri delicacies for your train journey from the ‘Food on Track’ app, visit or call 1323.”

What’s in the Navratri menu?

According to the IRCTC, the food passengers can order includes Makhana Kheer, Sabudana Kheer, Aloo ki Sabji, Vrat Paneer Chatpata and Paneer Makhmali.

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How to place the order?

Here are the steps passengers need to follow to book the IRCTC Navratri Special Thali 2022:

Step 1: Choose the plug. Passengers must enter their PNR number and search for restaurants near their itinerary for the trip

2nd step: Tap the “Complete Order” option. Select your food and schedule your order by paying online or choosing the cash on delivery option

Step 3: After placing your order, the food will be delivered to your seat at the specified time

Navratri Vrat Thali Award

The price of IRCTC Vrat Thali food menu starts at Rs 99. According to reports, IRCTC offers the service in 400 stations. Passengers should note that special Navratri food will only be available on IRCTC trains that offer online dining facilities.

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