IRCTC starts E-Catering service

IRCTC starts E-Catering service for train passengers

E-Catering service started for passengers who don't prefer to eat station food. E-catering includes big food outlets like Domino's, Pizza Hut.

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If you have doubts about the quality of food on trains and stations and do not like having it, then you no longer need to carry food from home. IRCTC has expanded the facility of e-catering. These include big food outlets like Domino’s, Pizza Hut.

According to a senior IRCTC official, “contracts have been signed with about 250 outlets and more than 200 vendors at 407 major stations across the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur. After this, on an average 1700 passengers daily from trains passing through Rajasthan are ordering food from outside through e-Catering service.”

IRCTC has signed contracts with 75 outlets and 40 vendors including food plazas of Behruz, Domino’s, AS Sales Corporation at more than 30 stations including Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota.

Railways started this facility as a pilot project after receiving continuous complaints regarding the quality of food. After the success of which it was started on more than 400 stations.

Now you can book 24 tickets every month sitting at home

On the other hand, Railways has also upgraded the application to increase the facility of online ticketing. Under this, now the number of tickets generated from one user ID in a month has been increased from 6 to 12 and now to 24

Reservation expert Ajay Kashmiri says that currently up to 24 tickets can be made in a month from one ID. For this the ID will have to be linked to Aadhaar. Which can be linked by the user by visiting the IRCTC website.

KYC has been made mandatory so that ticket booking through fake ID can be prevented. It will be monitored as to which route tickets are being made using ID and what is their frequency. 

At the same time, it will be mandatory for the person whose Aadhaar is linked to the ID to travel in the ticket booked after 12. It is noteworthy that currently about 72 percent of ticket bookings from Jaipur alone are done online.

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