Milestone hit: 50,000 food orders delivered in a day | eCatering IRCTC  

10-Sep-2022

If “delivering the finest restaurant meals on your train journeys” is the end game here, then it will not be wrong to describe our achievements so far as a “knockout” in that game. We are more than happy to announce that on August 6, 2022, we catered to more than 50,000 passengers on the railways, as in delivered 50k food orders to passengers in a day! The success of IRCTC eCatering is due in large part to the patronage of our valued customers.



Table of Contents


The Evolution of IRCTC’s eCatering


Milestone achieved in August 2022


The work we do


IRCTC eCatering Services on trains


Food in train orders with IRCTC eCatering


Summary



The Origin and Evolution of IRCTC’s eCatering


The Origin and Evolution of IRCTC_s eCatering


Since its introduction in 2014, IRCTC eCatering has been providing a much-needed food on train service to passengers all around the nation. And the response has been phenomenal as well. The service aims to provide train passengers with a controlled rail catering or restaurant food delivery in train system that allows them to choose and order their favorite foods from an array of partnered brands and restaurants. The food then gets delivered directly to their seats.


And we do it well! We’re bringing hot, delicious and hygienic restaurant cuisine right to the seats of hungry travelers. In addition, the passengers have the potential to choose from a wide variety of restaurants as well as brands. Furthermore, you’ll get access to a comprehensive variety of foods since we have partnered with well-known restaurants to provide this service. Everyone can find their favorites, whether it be Biryani or Pizza, vegetarian or nonvegetarian Thali, Indian, Chinese, or Italian cuisine, or even Jain and Satwik dishes.



Milestone achieved in August 2022


Milestone achieved in August 2022


This milestone post exemplifies your trust in us and our dedication to providing you with the finest food delivery in train service at reasonable pricing when traveling by train. Your faith in us helped us deliver over 50,000 food on train orders on August 6, 2022. As of the end of the past financial year, i.e. 2021-22, we have handled an average of 6,971 daily IRCTC eCatering food orders. This includes 17864 average daily meals. There were a total of 5562091 meals served.


The work we do


This success story didn’t happen overnight; rather, it resulted from our relentless efforts focused on every possible angle. After reaching this important goal, we decided to surprise you with a quick update on the progress we’ve made in the form of a blog post. Our commitment to honesty and openness compels us to do this.



IRCTC eCatering Services on trains


IRCTC eCatering Services on trains


We deliver hot, fresh and delicious restaurant food on trains across India at over 300 railway stations. After almost four years in operation, we have a greater grasp of the demands and expectations of our customers. This reflects in the growth narrative of our organization. Around restaurants have partnered with us to provide services.


Those traveling in large groups may take advantage of our bulk meal ordering service, which offers some of the best deals around. This premium service is available for groups of 15 or more passengers. Get the best food on train options and pricing informed after discussion for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for office teams, students, marriage groups, vacation trips or Jain food and Sattvic meals for religious trips and yatras. You can also get delivery of customized meals as well as reasonable prices for such large orders.



Food in train orders with IRCTC eCatering Food on Track app


You can order food online in train using the official IRCTC eCatering website or the IRCTC eCatering Food on Track app. The app is designed to make it even easier for you to place your food in train orders.



  • You can enter your PNR number and proceed to order your favorite foods for delivery on our app. Alternatively, you can simply explore the myriad options available by searching for the train or station you want food at.

  • Upon entering the PNR number, the app will extract all the crucial information, including passenger details & train names.

  • You will get a display of a wide variety of brands & restaurants that deliver to stations on your route.

  • Next, add the dishes of your choice from the widest range of cuisines to your cart for delivery.

  • Select from the multiple payment options like UPI, wallets, net banking, credit card, debit card & also Cash on Delivery to place your order.

  • Your hot & fresh food will then be delivered to your seat & verified by the delivery partner. They will require the delivery code sent to you in order details/SMS/email.



Summary


We’ve come so far in such a little time. It may be hard to believe, but it’s true! Some people feel that no one can constantly sprint. What you’re doing isn’t sprinting, then! Indeed, you may argue that it is a reasonable perspective. However, here at IRCTC eCatering, we operate a bit differently; we like working efficiently and even consider it a necessity. We have been racing forward at full speed for many years, and we have no plans to slow down.



IRCTC eCatering Milestone Blog FAQs


What is eCatering?


IRCTC started the eCatering service for railway passengers in 2019 with a true vision of helping train passengers get quality food. This revolutionary service delivers hot, freshly prepared, reasonably-priced, hygienic meals from well-known restaurants and brands directly to passengers’ seats.


What are the milestones achieved by the Indian Railways?


The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) began operations on September 27, 1999. It started as a public sector venture completely owned by the Government of India via the Indian Railways.


Is it safe to order food from IRCTC?


IRCTC’s eCatering service has published health and safety rules for its approved food partners and suppliers. This reduces the possibility of any contamination. That way, when you place an order from the comfort of your train seat, you get your usual fare and a guarantee of your food security.


How can I order food from the IRCTC app?


Ordering food using the IRCTC eCatering Food on Track app is quite simple, slick and easy. Open the app and enter your PNR number. Select the station for delivery. Then choose your restaurant and add your favorite food item to the cart. Proceed to payment and choose from the multiple options available. You will then get delivery of your hot, fresh and delicious order directly at your seat upon you sharing the delivery code.