Understanding The Different Aspects Of The Facility To Order Meal On Train
For long, Indian railways faced extensive criticism for offering sub standard food to passengers travelling by train across India. But then in 2014, the Railway ministry launched a program that made it possible for travelers to order food of their choice while travelling and get it delivered at the nearest railway station right on their seats. The program which was first launched on a purely experimental basis along selected routes, received such a phenomenal response that the government went on to make the facility available on all routs across the length and breadth of the country.
Listed below are some of the lesser known aspects of the facility of ordering meals during train travel.
- While earlier the service of delivering meal on train was offered only through Cash on Delivery mode, with the growing popularity of the scheme, it is now possible for passengers to pay through net banking or credit/debit cards.
- The introduction of e-catering facility has paved the way for the food service on Indian rains to be professionalized and this will go a long way in ensuring the health and satisfaction of the travelers, especially who need to travel quite frequently.
- Getting multi-cuisine platters and snacks of choice through food delivery at Ahmadabad railway station and other stations across the country is all set to revolutionize the concept and experience of train travel in India.
- The initiation of the e-catering scheme is all set to enhance the economy of the Indian railways through generation of better revenues, which in turn can be utilized to improve the other facilities necessary for a comfortable train travel.
E-catering services are the first step in the direction of privatization of the basic amenities offered to passengers of Indian railways.
The launching of this scheme has boosted the morale and raised the hopes for improved services amongst millions of travelers for whom the railways forma an integral part of their living!