Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world. Millions of people travel on the Indian Railways every day and the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has always strived to provide the best possible services to the passengers. One of the most significant improvements that have been made in recent years is the introduction of IRCTC eCatering. This initiative has brought a lot of positive changes in the food menu on the trains, making the journey more enjoyable for the passengers.
Earlier, passengers had limited options as they could only order whatever was available on the train or buy food from vendors at the railway stations. There’s no denying the fact that not all food vendors on railway platforms adhere to the strictest standards of hygiene. The quality of the food also varied depending on the location and time of the day. However, with the introduction of IRCTC eCatering, passengers now have access to a wide range of food options from different restaurants and food chains. This initiative has made a significant impact on the Indian railway food menu, making it much better and more diverse.
One of the primary benefits of IRCTC eCatering is that passengers can order food online through the easy-to-use IRCTC website or mobile app. This allows them to choose from a variety of food options, including vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and Jain meals. Passengers can also choose from different cuisines like North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, and Continental. This makes it easier for passengers to find food that suits their tastes and preferences.
Another advantage of IRCTC eCatering is that it offers a range of hygienic and fresh food options. The food is prepared in clean and sanitised kitchens and is delivered to the passengers on the train in sealed packages. This ensures that the food is fresh and free from any contamination. The food is also prepared in compliance with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) guidelines, ensuring that the passengers get healthy and nutritious food.
IRCTC eCatering also offers a range of value-added services to passengers. Passengers can pre-order bulk meals if they are travelling in a big group of family or friends. The best thing is that food is delivered directly to the passenger’s seat. This saves them the trouble of standing in long queues and waiting for their turn to order food at station vendors. Passengers can also track their food orders in real time, ensuring that they are aware of the status of their orders.
IRCTC eCatering has partnered with several popular food chains and restaurants, making it easier for passengers to get their favourite food on the train. Some of the popular food chains that have partnered with IRCTC eCatering include Domino’s, Haldiram’s, Behrouz Biryani, etc. This has expanded the food menu on the trains and made it quite easy for travellers to enjoy their favourite food on the go!
Undoubtedly, IRCTC’s eCatering service, ‘Food on Track’ has brought a lot of positive changes in the food menu on Indian Railways by introducing healthy khana on trains.
With the continued efforts of the railway authorities and the support of the passengers, the railway food menu on the trains will continue to get better in the future. To know more about the meals menu on rails or order hygienic food on the go, download the ‘Food on Track’ app today!