Foodpanda has recently announced its partnership with IRCTC to give rail passengers food ordering services from its restaurants during the journey.
Online food ordering marketplace Foodpanda has recently announced its partnership with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to give rail passengers food ordering services from its restaurants during the journey. The order food will be delivered via Foodpanda at the train stations.
The pilot to this service will soon start from New Delhi Railway station and will extend to other cities like Mumbai, Bangaluru, Pune and Chennai.
Travelers will have to place orders through Foodpanda app 2 hours prior to the journey. While placing order, the customers will need to give various details including their train details, timing and seat number so FoodPanda delivery boys can deliver the food before train’s arrival time.
The partnership is surely a big positive for FoodPanda as well as train travellers. For FoodPanda, they will get advantage of their platform being opened up to millions of train travelers, which can help them scale their business aggressively. Also, for train travelers, they will now have wide variety of food available on train, literally from every major restaurant in the city. Not to mention benefit of all the discounts that Foodpanda offers on their app.
Over last few months, IRCTC is trying to bring about a change in the way food is served to train passengers. Just a few days back, Indian Railways announced that they will be gradually phasing out Pantry cars from all the trains and will consciously push for eCatering and Takeaways. A senior Railway official had said, “This is a long-time plan of the Indian Railways. The idea is to introduce e-catering at all stations and reduce dependency on private caterers who are in charge of pantry cars.”
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