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IRCTC ties up with Swiggy for delivery of pre-ordered meals on trains

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has partnered with Swiggy Foods for the supply and delivery of pre-ordered meals to train passengers through IRCTC's e-catering portal.

Om Gupta Written By: Om Gupta New Delhi Published on: February 22, 2024 19:37 IST
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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Thursday announced that it has tied up with Swiggy Foods for the supply and delivery of pre-ordered meals to train passengers through IRCTC's e-catering portal.

This facility will be launched soon at Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam railway stations as part of the first phase.

"The IRCTC has tied up with Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Swiggy Foods) for supply and delivery of pre-ordered meals through IRCTC e-catering portal as a PoC (proof of concept) in the first phase at four railway stations -- Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.

"The eCatering service through Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Swiggy Foods) may be available soon," the IRCTC said in a stock exchange filing.

IRCTC, the catering arm of Indian Railways, is partnering with other businesses to expand its services to various stations of the Indian Railways network in order to provide its customers with a wider range of food options. This is not the first time IRCTC has partnered with any food delivery platform. Last year in October, IRCTC announced its partnership with the food delivery platform Zomato. The partnership was aimed at the supply and delivery of pre-ordered food at the different railway stations. When this partnership was announced, Indian Railways passengers could avail services at selected railway stations, which included Prayagraj, New Delhi, Kanpur, Varanasi, and Lucknow.

A large number of passengers travel by train in India and this partnership between Swiggy and IRCTC is likely to boost the business of the food delivery platform. 

Meanwhile, Reliance Jio’s new prepaid plan offers three months of Swiggy One Lite subscription. Interested subscribers can recharge with a Rs 866 prepaid plan to avail this offer. Swiggy One Lite offers various perks such as no surge fees on food and Instamart orders, 30 percent extra discounts at over 20,000 restaurants, and more. 

ALSO READ: Food delivery platform orders surge 18 per cent to 6.50 million on New Year's Eve 2023: Report

Inputs from IANS

 

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