New Delhi, India, January 13, 2016: TravelKhana.com, a player for enabling food ordering for travellers in transit ties up with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation or IRCTC. The company’s services will soon be available on the IRCTC’s e-catering website.
Under the arrangement Travelkhana’s listing will be available for travellers using the IRCTC’s e-catering website. This comes under the revenue sharing arrangement that the two companies will get into. Under this arrangement people coming to Travelkhana’s website will also be book their meals online while travelling. . The integration offers enhanced convenience to travellers by facilitating easier access to delicious and hygienically-prepared fresh food for their train journeys.
Both the companies are working on integrating the service platforms so that the revenue sharing arrangement works as a part of the recent policy announced by The Railways. Travelkhana will start its services at the New Delhi & Hazrat Nizammudin railway stations on the E-catering system and has expressed its interest in starting its services on a total of 17 stations in the first phase.
Pushpinder Singh, Co-Founder & CEO of TravelKhana.com, said, “It is indeed an honour for us to be working with Railways through IRCTC as the partner of choice on their site. We have been working with Railways for a while to come out with a policy that will allow the passengers to be able to avail the service of their choice, rather than be limited and constrained by the licensed food suppliers. The association is a welcome step in this direction. We will continue to work for addressing the needs of the people by on the move by standardizing our services across the spectrum as well as extending our services to include local specialities as well address the needs of other types of travellers including suburban and bus travellers. We look forward to the day when over 1 million people booking their tickets on the IRCTC platform daily will be able to utilize services of Travelkhana along with booking their tickets and make their travel comfortable.”