According to the new Parliament canteen rate list, a chapatti (the cheapest item) will now cost Rs 3 and the menu will expand to include a non-veg buffet worth Rs 700.
The Parliament canteen has released a new rate list ahead of the Budget Session, breaking away from the days of subsidised food at a throwaway price.
The new menu is lavish and pricey.
The latest rate list follows the recent end of a subsidy to the Parliament canteen.
According to the Lok Sabha Secretariat’s new rate list, a chapatti (the cheapest item) will now cost Rs 3 and the menu will expand to include a non-veg buffet worth Rs 700. The cost of a vegetarian buffet is Rs 500.
When the Budget Session begins on January 29, the new rates will take effect.
In the old price list, a chapatti cost Rs 2, a plate of Hyderabadi Chicken biryani cost Rs 65, and a kadi pakora cost Rs 10.
A plate of chicken biryani, chicken cutlet, chicken fry, or a veg thali will all cost Rs 100 under the new rate list, while chicken curry will cost Rs 75.
Mutton biryani and cutlets cost Rs 150 each, while mutton curry costs Rs 125.
Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla declared earlier this month that the subsidy on food served at the Parliament canteen would be phased out.
Though he did not specify the financial consequences of the move, PTI stated that sources in the Lok Sabha Secretariat said the end of the subsidy would save the government more than? 8 crore per year.
Speaker Om Birla told reporters that the Parliament canteens will now be operated by ITDC instead of the Northern Railways, as part of the preparations for the next Parliament session, which begins on January 29.