IRCTC aims at 1 lakh meal order online per day


On the back of rapid growth of e-business, IRCTC has set its sights high and aims at achieving the target of one lakh online meal orders per day.

Currently, only about 3000 meals are being booked online every day with 193 stations and 1516 trains covered under the e-catering policy.

The online food order on trains and at stations is catching up as passengers are evincing interest in opting for e-catering during train journey, said a senior IRCTC official.

Launched in September 2014 in a few selected trains as a pilot project, e-catering was extended to more trains the next year. In October 2015, station-based e-catering was started at 45 stations.

As per the plan, e-catering will be extended to 409 major stations and almost all mail/express trains in a phased manner.

A passenger can book his meal through IRCTC website, mobile App, call centre and SMS. More info

Author: admin