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Foodpanda, IRCTC join hands to offer meals in train

  • Online food ordering
    platform Foodpanda announced it has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and
    Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to let passengers order food from restaurants
    during train journeys.
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  • IRCTC is a subsidiary
    of the Indian Railways that handles catering, tourism and online ticketing
    operations. A pilot of the proposed association will be launched at the New

    • Online food ordering
      platform Foodpanda announced it has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and
      Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to let passengers order food from restaurants
      during train journeys.
    •  
    • IRCTC is a subsidiary
      of the Indian Railways that handles catering, tourism and online ticketing
      operations. A pilot of the proposed association will be launched at the New
      Delhi Railway station, Foodpanda said in a statement, without disclosing the
      timeline.
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    • After Delhi, the service will
      be extended to more cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune and Chennai in due
      course of time, it added.
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    • Passengers can
      pre-order their meals from the options available for delivery at the opted
      station. However, they will have to order meals at least 2 hours in advance of
      the train arrival at the selected station, Foodpanda said.
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    • Foodpanda will align
      the delivery of food with the train arrival time at the selected station, fulfilling
      the transaction through its own delivery arm. Consumers will have the option of
      prepaid or cash on delivery.
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    • “Our association with
      IRCTC will be an offering which addresses a huge consumer need prevailing for
      years. For long, consumers had limited food options to choose from while
      travelling with Indian railways but the newly launched e-catering service by
      IRCTC (approved by Ministry of Railways) is set to change the way Indians eat
      while travelling,” Foodpanda CEO Saurabh Kochhar said.
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    • Robin Kalita,
      director (Catering Services) at IRCTC said the aim is to offer wider choices to
      consumers. “We are happy that we will be able to offer wider food choices to
      our consumers with this association, and once our pilot project is successful,
      we will extend the service to more locations,” he added.

     

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