Are you missing out on this new service for Railway Passengers from IRCTC?

In order to provide the facilities to their patrons, the Railway Board approved the establishment of Food In Train and multi-cuisine restaurants at unused or underutilized train station locations. The nation’s transporter’s catering division, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), has urged the Indian Railways to rethink its decision to allow zones to build food plazas on rail property.

According to PTI, the Railway Board claimed in the decision that it had received references from Zonal Railways seeking for permission to operate large static units such as fast food restaurants, food plazas, and multi-cuisine restaurants due to the fact that many of the IRCTC’s allocated spaces had remained unoccupied, impeding the provision of passenger service and reducing railroad income. According to the source, there was a significant reduction in the amount of effort required to run the food plaza. Due to the low financial and operational viability of bidders, the IRCTC e-Catering has about 40 food plaza locations to the railways.

IRCTC provides service at all stations, right?

The IRCTC does not offer services at every station along the routes of the different trains, hence the answer is no. Some IRCTC stations provide both train service and online food delivery. There are currently more than 450 stations providing online food services. Just a few examples include Delhi, Ambala Cantt, Jalandhar Junction, Ludhiana Junction, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Telangana, Chandigarh, and Jaipur. At any of these stations, you can place an order and have it delivered.

You can also order regional specialties like chole bhature or naan at the Amritsar station if your train passes through that city or that area, such as those. At the stations in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, and Pathankot, you can purchase dal makhani, non-vegetarian food, etc. You may also get the well-known Hyderabadi biryani in addition to a variety of other popular meals like south Indian food, Chinese food, and more. The increased comfort in the train will make your trip more pleasant.

Additionally available on WhatsApp is IRCTC eCatering

Ordering food on trains has gotten easier thanks to Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation’s Zoop app, a national food aggregator for the IRCTC e-Catering Initiative that allows restaurants to deliver food to railway coaches (IRCTC). WhatsApp Messenger use by more than 2 billion people to connect with friends and family whenever and wherever they are. More than 180 countries have access to WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a free app that provides simple, trustworthy texting and calling on phones all over the world.

WhatsApp chat will provide access to all information. Order Food in Train on WhatsApp and keeping tabs on food prices are both easy. Additionally, users can check PNR Status, coach positions, LIVE Train operating status, train timetable, and the platform at the train station where the train is arriving or departing. The goal of the Zoop initiative is to make rail travel more enjoyable and useful. As a national food aggregator for the e-catering initiative, Zoop has been given permission by the (IRCTC).

Utilize an IRCTC-approved online caterer to place meal orders while riding the train.

Indian Railways is the country’s most used form of transportation. It’s more fun to travel by train when you may choose your own dining buddy. Thanks to technological developments, Authorized IRCTC E-Catering Partner Zoop App is now able to provide top-notch meals in a hygienic manner to 650+ stations. The ability to purchase meals online and have it delivered to a train station is now available to any traveler. One can enjoy their preferred khana by ordering a meal online from ZoopIndia while commuting by train.

To avoid any kind of contamination, we regularly conduct safety inspections. Our strict policies and guidelines must be follow by our delivery partner. We perform regular safety checks, including the following:

routine temperature checks for the delivery team.

Food from restaurants with FSSAI license provide without contact after thorough sanitization of dining equipment and silverware.

Your wholesome meals for the train may order online with ZoopIndia from PAN India, a recognised IRCTC Food Order Partner.

On Indian Railways, there are a few quick ways to place a food or meal order:

Ordering from the Pantry Car: Passengers can take advantage of the many different options available and easily order food from the Pantry Car while riding the train.

You may also order food online with IRCTC, a zoop app partner.

The techniques for ordering food online with IRCTC e-Catering while traveling are as follows:

Select the official ZoopIndia app.

PNR (passenger name record) number to be filled out: 10 digits

The passenger must choose a station (The station will  display in the drop-down menu)

Following then, a new page containing the vendor menu will load (Including food prices)

The tourist can choose the food vendor and item from the menu.

The passenger’s choice of payment method is the following stage.

Your order will confirm after you place it and pay securely.

The meal you order will bring you to your chosen station’s seat. Following the transaction, both the customer and the service provider will receive emails and SMS messages with all the details related to the meal order.

Therefore, IRCTC’s food provided in the trains is both hygienic and safe.