Food in train

Covering a list of long worries like packing of bags, planning to commute to station, heavy luggage, boarding the train and a final settlement in the coach is very hectic on the day of journey. Finally, the time comes when the train will depart from its source station and start a straightforward journey towards its destination. Travellers crave for food as they settle down in the train. Unfortunately, the journey becomes tough when planned and scheduled in a train which is deprived of pantry car.

There are some long-distance trains operated by Indian Railways which has no pantry car attached to it. The passengers in these trains either depend on the food sold by vendors on stations or wait for a junction (station) en route, where train halts for more than 15-20 minutes. These stations have local food sold by the vendors which are prepared under the unhygienic condition and unfit for consumption. IRCTC e-catering has resolved the issue by partnering with various vendors who provide fresh food in train to the passengers thus solving the food concerns while journeying.

Here are 7 specific Trains Having no Pantry Cars

  • Train no. 12316- Ananya Express: Ananya Express is a superfast express train running from Udaipur City to Kolkata. It’s a two days journey covering a total distance of 2,136 kilometers. It runs with an average speed of 60 km per hour and crossed major states like Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Major stations where Ananya Express halts are Bhilwara Ajmer, Jaipur, Agra, Kanpur, Allahabad and Patna. Fresh food is just a few clicks away. Order food at Patna junction and get that delivered at your seat within no time.

  • Train no. 12318- Akal Takht Express: Akal Takht express runs from Amritsar Jn. to Kolkata with a travel time of 33h 20m and stops at 21 halts, covering the distance of 1,897 km. This train runs at a speed of 57 km/hr and crosses major stations like Jalandhar city, Ambala Cantonment, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Moradabad, Bareilly, Varanasi, Jhajha, and Asansol. Order food at Ambala Cant. junction and enjoy the best Punjabi food in train.

  • Train no. 12948-Azimabad Express: Azimabad express is a superfast express train running from Patna to Ahmedabad. Patna is the capital city of Bihar and Ahmedabad is in Gujarat. Operated by the Indian Railways on every Wednesday and Fridays, it covers the distance of 1,772kms. It crosses major stations like Kanpur central, Allahabad junction, Kota, Ratlam, Agra and Vadodara. North-Indian cuisines are famous in this route. Order food at Allahabad junction to taste the best Allahabadi flavours.

  • Train no. 13237- Patna- Kota Express: This superfast express train runs from Patna to the coaching city of Rajasthan called as “Kota”. Earlier the train was routed from Lucknow to Mathura, later extended from Patna to Kota. The train has no pantry car and the passengers are dependent on food stalls at stations. It covers the distance of 1,222 kilometer in 25 hours. It crosses stations like Mughalsarai, Varanasi Jaunpur, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Lucknow, Kanpur Central, Tundla, Agra Cantt and Mathura Junction. Order food at Kanpur central and enjoy the fresh food at your seat.

  • Train no. 19321 Indore–Patna Express: This express train runs from Indore jn. to Patna jn. covering the distance of 1400 km with an average speed of 52 km/hr. It has a total travel time of 27 hours with major halts at Ujjain, Bhopal, Jhansi, Kanpur central, Akbarpur and Varanasi jn. Order food at Bhopal junction to taste best bhopali cuisines.

  • Train no. 12023- Howrah – Patna Jan Shatabdi Express: Covering the distance of 532 kilometers, with a travel time of 8h 40m and 12 halts, this superfast train runs between Howrah jn. to Patna jn. Major halts between the route are Asansol, Durgapur Madhupur and Jhajha. Order food at Durgapur junction and get fresh cuisine right at your berth.

  • Train no. 22405- Garib Rath Express: This Garib Rath express runs from Bhagalpur to Anand Vihar (New Delhi). This train was run for a special motive to make AC 3 class affordable to every section of society. The major stations which the train crosses are Jamalpur, Kiul, Patna, Deen Dayal Upadhaya, Allahabad, Kanpur Central and Aligarh. Order food at jamalpur Junction to taste the Bihari flavors

Whether you travel on a long distance or a short distance train journey, food was always a big concern for passengers. NOT NOW! RailRestro will provide food for train journey on these non-pantry trains. Smile and Leave your Food Concerns Away!

Author: Amit Roy


Amit is a Digital Marketing & Alliance Strategist at Railrestro. He is a jack-of-all-trades kinda person in the world of Internet marketing, excelling in market research to come up with a strategy based on the