IRCTC e-catering set to go places

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From the existing three, the e-catering service of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) is to be taken to 30 more stations across the South Central Zone.

Reserved rail travellers using the service can order food from a range of food joints online and have it served at their seat if the train is passing through one of the select stations. In less than six months since its launch, the response to the service is good at the Secunderabad, Vijayawada and Tirupati stations. Around 200 meals are supplied everyday at the three stations, says D.L.V.S.S Varma, Deputy General Manager of IRCTC SCZ.

Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Kacheguda, Kadapa, Gudur, Guntur, Kakinada, Kazipet, Khamman, Kurnool, Nanded, Nellore, Raichur and Warangal are among the stations where the service is to be extended. What this would mean is that IRCTC would empanel more food outlets ready to supply to train passengers passing through the select stations.

Among the popular names part of IRCTC’s e-catering service are Dominos, Sandarshini, Hello Curry, Aryabhavan, Bhimas, Sindhuri Park besides the corporation’s own outlets. The service is only for reserved passengers and they need to furnish their PNR and order food

Mr. Varma and DGM (Catering and Tourism) N. Sanjeevaiah, who were addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, said IRCTC has also introduced cab and porter services, bookings for which can be done online, at Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Guntur and Vijayawada stations. The rates are competitive and passengers going to Tirupati can avail the cab service to Srikalahasti, Kanipakam besides Tirumala.

Source :The Hindu

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