Indian Railway / Good news for railway passengers IRCTC took this step to serve favorite food during the journey

Zoom News : Feb 23, 2024, 08:06 AM
Indian Railway: There is good news for railway passengers. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with Swiggy for delivery of pre-ordered food to passengers through the e-Catering portal. With this step of IRCTC, passengers will be able to get their favorite food. Let us tell you that initially this facility will be available at four railway stations. It will be expanded further later. According to IRCTC, under the agreement with Bundle Technologies Pvt Ltd, the parent company of food delivery platform Swiggy Foods, the facility of delivery of pre-order meals will soon be started at Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam railway stations in the first phase.

How to order food

  • How to order food using IRCTC e-Catering portal
  • First of all, passengers should enter their PNR on IRCTC e-Catering portal. Then select an outlet
  • Complete the order by selecting the food of your choice and then pay online or schedule a cash on delivery order
  • Food will be delivered to your seat.
Agreement was also made with Zomato

Let us tell you that under the agreement signed by Swiggy, after the completion of the first phase, the services will be expanded to other stations also. The catering arm of Indian Railways is opting for partnerships and tie-ups to expand its services across a large number of railway stations to provide better food options to its customers. A few months ago, IRCTC had partnered with food delivery application Zomato to supply and deliver pre-ordered food at various railway stations. At the time of the partnership announced in October, train passengers can avail services at selected stations including New Delhi, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi.

Swiggy will benefit

The food delivery app is expected to benefit from the agreement between Swiggy and IRCTC. Swiggy is preparing to enter the stock market this year. The food delivery app may soon file a draft red herring prospectus with SEBI for its IPO. The company is eyeing an IPO valuation of $11 billion. The company is hoping to raise an estimated ₹8,300 crore through an IPO in 2024.