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What Is E-Catering For Train Journeys By IRCTC?

Indian Railways is Asia’s largest and the world’s second largest rail network under one management. Ranking no. 4 against other countries and with 22 million passengers travelling on a daily basis, providing quality food is an essential part of the system. E-catering is an all new feature established to provide fresh, delicious restaurant food to travelers at their berth.

IRCTC, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation, established e-catering services for train journeys which allows passengers to order cuisines and dishes of their choice from a variety of 500+ restaurants across rail routes. Enhancing the travelers experience, tasty, hot food gets delivered at their berth at their preferred station and time. It goes without saying that the railway food menu has been revamped with veg, non-veg, Jain, egg and vegan delicacies from North Indian, South Indian, Italian, and Chinese cuisines. Some of the popular and most loved brands available include Domino’s, Faaso’s, Zoop, Comesum, and Yatri’s amongst others.

Once the train ticket is booked, in just a few simple clicks, food can be ordered online directly via IRCTC or exclusively on Paytm. While most major stations provide e-catering, it is best advised to enter one’s personal details such as PNR number, train name, seat/berth number and search for the stations and restaurant options available along the route with their delivery and operational time.

Incorporating this fantastic feature, Paytm Travel is the first OTA in India to provide an e-catering booking option directly on the app and website. Once the train has been reserved, food can be directly ordered without having to change apps or tabs.

A quick glimpse into the e-catering feature on Paytm:

Enter Your PNR Number To Place An Order

Select A Station Along Your Route For Food Delivery

Pick From 500+ Restaurants

Choose Your Favorite Dish And Confirm Order

Enjoy Delicious Food Delivered Fresh At Your Berth

Advantages of e-catering include automatic cancellation of food incase of train/journey cancellation by the passenger or IRCTC. An OTP confirmation process is followed to ensure the right food is delivered to the right passenger. Lastly, all feedback, appreciation and complaints can be directed to IRCTC.

Go ahead, and book train tickets on Paytm Trains, and order delicious food for your upcoming journey on Paytm’s e-catering portal. Enjoy the meal whilst travelling safely.

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