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IRCTC to enable multiple-choice meal options, partners FoodPanda

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Taking a yet another step to expan its e-catering facility, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with online delivery firm Foodpanda, enabling consumers to order from a variety of cuisine options.
The collaboration, to be launched at New Delhi railway station next month, will provide customers with the choice to order meals at least two hours before the travel, said IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director A K Manocha.
The e-catering service, known as ‘Food on Track’ will be extended to other metros and cities across the country in due course.
Also Read: IRCTC to modernise rail experience, scrap pantry cars
The e-catering service was started as a pilot in June with 28 non-pantry car trains. Under the new system passengers can preorder their meal on an app or website, by phone or SMS, and then pay online or on delivery at a station of their choice.
The station-based e-catering has now been made available in 45 major stations, including Mumbai Central, Pune, Howrah, Sealdah, Guwahati, New Jalpaiguri, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Visakhapatnam, Mugalsarai, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jaipur, Bilaspur, Kharagpur, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Amritsar and Chandigarh.
Gurgaon-based FoodPanda provides a curated menu from 12000+ restaurants across 200+ cities in India, along with its partner brands &, which it acquired earlier this year.
It will joining a growing list of food chains liks Domino’s, KFC, Street Foods by Punjab Grill, Wimpy, Hello Curry, among others who are aiming to improve quality of products delivered on trains.

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