The ministry notified that catering facilities in all coaches/trains etc. booked on full tariff rates (FTR) will be arranged by IRCTC. Also, the party will book catering facilities in such special coaches or trains through IRCTC only, except for the booking of FTR trains along with a pantry car.
Under the FTR booking module, functionality to upload passenger manifest is to be developed by CRIS and IRCTC to ensure uploading it 24 hours before the scheduled departure. There would be no allotment of VPU/VPH for third-party FTR trains booked by private parties.
At the originating station of FTR party coaches/trains, the ministry directed that security or railway staff must take mandatory checks for inflammables.
Regular drives by IRCTC/Railway officials to check compliance with extant guidelines should be done.