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IRCTC joins hands with Paytm for e-catering payments

  • Indian Railway
    Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has entered into a partnership with leading
    payment and e-commerce shopping platform Paytm, the
    Press Trust of India reported.
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  • “We have roped
    in Paytm for providing maximum option to passengers for making online payments.

    • Indian Railway
      Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has entered into a partnership with leading
      payment and e-commerce shopping platform Paytm, the
      Press Trust of India reported.
    •  
    • “We have roped
      in Paytm for providing maximum option to passengers for making online payments.
      Efforts are also underway to bring in some more reputed caterers in our
      e-catering portfolio,” IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director A K Manocha
      said.
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    • Travelling passengers
      will have an array of choices for making payments for e-catering like prepaid
      (online payment) or cash on delivery (CoD) as per their convenience, he said.
    •  
    • “Our tie-up with
      Paytm will provide an additional payment gateway for food of their choice. In
      the new age, we have to offer passengers not only novel food options but also
      more convenient payment methods. The arrangement with Paytm is an effort in
      that direction,” Manocha pointed out.
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    • IRCTC, a PSU of
      Indian Railways, clocks 5.5 to 6 lakh e-ticketing bookings daily, on an
      average. “We send an e-mail to travelling passengers one day in advance to
      know whether they would like to avail of e-catering facility. Food can also be
      ordered on our website while booking reservations,” he said.
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    • In order to
      popularise operations, IRCTC has created a user-friendly website and has been
      sending SMS and e-mails to all e-ticket passengers.
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    • For e-catering
      facility, known as “Food on Track”, IRCTC has already tied up with
      online delivery firm FoodPanda, enabling consumers to order from a variety of
      cuisine options, the
      PTI report said.
    •  
    • “We are in talks
      with several other reputed catering companies and fast food giants like
      McDonald’s, Bikanerwala, Nirula’s, Sagar Ratna, Wangs Kitchen, Sarvana Bhavan
      and Bittu Tikki Wala,” Manocha informed.
    •  
    • IRCTC is trying to
      impanel food aggregators like Subway and Pizza Hut to expand catering choices
      for passengers. It has started website integration with Domino’s Pizza for
      seamless order by rail travellers. 

     

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