It’s time to bid bye to the boring old train food as Indian Railways gives us a chance to swap those awful choices with food stuff from Domino’s, McDonald's and KFC.
From June 15, passenger’s on-board Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains can pre-order their favourite fast food to their seat online, on phone call or by SMS, with mandatory meals now becoming optional.
The Indian Railways has tied up with food chains such as Domino’s, KFC, McDonald’s and Sagar Ratna, among others. But, Ludhiana passengers travelling to Delhi by Shatabdi will only be able to avail food from Domino’s and other restaurants such as Gyan Vegetarian at Ludhiana and Babbi Fish and Chicken.
In an effort to provide a delightful travelling experience to passengers, Divisional Commercial Manager Rajneesh Srivastava said,
While booking online, passengers should visit www.ecatering.irctc.co.in. They can then choose the station where they want the food delivered. After selecting the station, passengers will get options of food joints available for that particular station. They can view the menu of these food joints and order their food.
He further added,
You can pay online or at the time of delivery. The food aggregator will be responsible that the order is delivered to a passenger within time of the train’s halt at any particular station.
Simple steps to book your meal:
To order food online
Choose station or enter your PNR number where you want food delivered.
Select food operator, choose from menu and place order.
OTP received to be verified during delivery.
To order food by phone call
Call ‘1323’ and place order.
Verify through OTP received via SMS.
Pay cash on delivery.
To order food via SMS
Text ‘MEAL’, followed by PNR number to 139.
Place your order with customer care executive.
Verify through OTP.
Pay for meals later on delivery.
Information source: hindustantimes