The minimum order for Dinesh Restaurant has to be of Rs1800 and the passengers have to book the order 45 minutes before the train reaches Mughalsarai. The menu includes Veg Maharaja Thali (paneer butter masala, mixed vegetable, dal fry, vegetable pulao, four butter rotis, sweet, salad, pickle, papad, and bundi raita); standard thali (mutter paneer, mixed vegetable, dal fry, jeera rice, four butter rotis, bundi raita, sweet, salad, papad); and Jain Thali (mutter paneer, mixed vegetable, dal fry, jeera rice, four butter rotis, bundi raita, sweet, salad, and papad). The cost of the Veg Maharaja Thali is Rs190, that of the standard thali Rs150, and the Jain thali Rs200.
Taste and Quality -
TravelKhana will serve the meal piping hot at the seat of the passengers in casseroles, ensuring that the food is fresh and hot. TravelKhana insists on taste, quality ingredients, sumptuousness and preparation in the most hygienic conditions. It means the passengers do not have to eat food of doubtful quality and poor taste any more. They do not have to gulp down the food on the platform that the train may leave any minute. The passengers can savor the hot, quality food in the comfort of their seat.
Payment Options -
The passengers have multiple payment options. They can pay online through net banking or using credit or debit cards. They can also pay in cash on delivery of food at the Mughalsarai station.
The Railway Station -
The Mughalsarai railway station (station code MGS) is the fourth busiest junction across the country. Its railway marshaling yard is 12.5 km long and handles 1, 500 wagons daily. Mughalsarai once handled 5,000 wagons a day. The East Indian Railway Company began work on linking Delhi and Howrah around 1860. In 1862, the railway reached Mughalsarai. The Howrah-Delhi link was through in 1866 and the Grand Chord was completed in 1906. The year 1887 saw the opening of the Dufferin Bridge across the Ganga, thus connecting Mughalsarai to Varanasi. The electrification of the Gaya-Mughalsarai sector was completed in 1961-63. The Mughalsarai yard’s electrification came about during 1963-65.
Loco Sheds -
The Mughalsarai diesel loco shed houses WDM-2, WDM-3A and WDS-5 diesel locos. Its electric loco shed can house as many as 150 electric locos, like WAM-4, WAP-4 and WAG-7. It has the largest wagon repair workshop. The station is among the top hundred booking stations in the country.
Passenger Amenities -
The Mughalsarai station has eight platforms, ten-bed non-AC dormitory, 2 AC and 4 non-AC retiring rooms. It has the facilities of a food plaza, a ‘Jan Aahar Kendra’ and ATMs of nationalized banks. It is used by four lakh passengers every day. It is located on the main Delhi-Allahabad-Patna-Gaya-Howrah line and also on the detour line of Delhi-Moradabad-Bareilly-Lucknow-Varanasi-Gaya-Howrah. The Mughalsarai station is among the clean stations across the country.