In a huge reduction to travellers, IRCTC will resume its e-catering companies from following thirty day period, a assertion from the railways’ catering arm stated on Friday.
Owing to onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent unparalleled lockdown, e-catering companies were being suspended on March 22, 2020.
IRCTC, the catering and tourism arm of the Indian Railways, is likely to restart its e-catering companies for travellers travelling in the specific trains that are at present functioning.
IRCTC had started this unique services in the year 2014 whereby travellers could purchase an array of food of their selection from reputed brands as properly as well known regional and nearby delicacies on cell phone or on the web while travelling on trains and get the same shipped to their seats at the railway station.
During the pre-COVID interval, IRCTC had started clocking 20,000 e-catering orders for every day.
Now, with the gradual resumption of passenger prepare companies and amidst the new normal, wherein IRCTC is serving only ‘Ready To Eat’ foods to travellers on trains, there has been an increase demand for resumption of e-catering companies.
With the permission from the Railways Ministry coming in, IRCTC is completely ready to resume the e-catering companies in a phased way from February, the assertion stated.
To begin with companies will be started in close to 30 railway stations catering to about 250 trains.
“IRCTC is making sure that all its e-catering associates assure appropriate well being and cleanliness protocols while serving the foods to the travellers.
“The travellers shall avail the companies of e-catering through www.ecatering.irctc.com. e-catering orders through telephone is also remaining restored above 1323 shortly. Travellers can also obtain IRCTC e-catering app ‘Food On Track’ from the a variety of app retailers and avail e-catering companies. For usefulness of the travellers choice of dollars on shipping has also been furnished,” it stated.
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