The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation recently rolled out in the form of an IRCTC app that offers you option to order foods from outside branded outlets like KFC, Haldiram, among others.
The railways on a trial basis have also initiated an innovative exercise by installing food vending machines in Coimbatore-Bengaluru Uday Express and delivering Alphonso mangoes to passengers are the latest editions.
The new menu will also be easy on your pocket. Customers can have filter coffee at Rs 7 at railway stations and on trains.
For a plate of seven pooris with dry potato and pickles, you have to shell out just Rs 15. A full meal also can be available at Rs 50 or below. Standard thali meals (nonvegetarian only in ref rooms) are available for Rs 40. Standard thali meals (vegetarian) are available for Rs 35 at all stations and on trains. You can have tea at just Rs 5 on stations and trains. Tea with tea bags is priced at Rs 7, while tea in pots is available at Rs 10.
Earlier, it was also reported that the IRCTC has joined hands with delivery service partners TRAPIGO, a startup by IIT-IIM and NIFT graduates, is the last mile ‘B2B’ logistics service provider for food products.
Orders placed on IRCTC’s e-catering website www.ecatering.irctc.co.in or Food-on-track’ app will be delivered by TRAPIGO in neat packaging with co-branded tapes, stickers etc. at a nominal fee of Rs. 15,” the statement read.
Not just food, passengers traveling in air-conditioned coaches of trains can now wrap themselves up in soft and clean blankets of superior quality, according to revised specifications issued by the Railway Board.
The instructions issued earlier this month has said that the blankets which are provided to passengers in AC coaches should be clean and free of grease, soap, filling or any other admixture which would give fictitious mass or firmness to the blankets.