IRCTC partners with OYO Rooms to deliver convenient and real-time hotel bookings to passengers
NEW DELHI: Continuing its recent streak of partnering with innovative start-up ventures, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with OYO Rooms, India's largest branded network of hotels to offer standardised accommodation and a convenient booking platform to Rail travellers.
The partnership symbolises the growing leverage of synergies between the government and homegrown Indian businesses to drive the next wave of innovation. OYO Rooms will power the IRCTC hotel-booking page, offering their inventory and promise of standardised amenities to Rail passengers.
Speaking on the tie-up, CMD IRCTC Dr A K Manocha commented, "We are committed to drive efficiencies and enhance our service through innovation. OYO Rooms has propelled the hotel market in India towards new horizon and pioneered the standardization of affordable hotel-rooms. This partnership contributes another chapter to the successful narrative of "Made in India" initiatives and how tech-enabled solutions will power the next wave of innovation. We have made the necessary technology integrations and will be actively communicating about this newly available option through e-mailers, information on e-tickets so that our travellers can explore and utilize these services."
Abhinav Sinha, chief operating officer OYO Rooms said, "We are powering the hotels-booking engine of IRCTC and serve Indian railway passengers. With this tie-up IRCTC customers will have ready access to OYO's inventory of predictable, standardized and affordable hotel accommodation, across 170 cities in India."
Source: The Economic Times