India got its first passenger train on 16th April 1853 running between Bombay and Thane in Maharashtra. Thereafter, Indian Railways began to evolve, adding amenities such as toilets, food, air conditioning, saloons, and so on. Then came digitization when passengers started to order food on the train online. It was a huge success as passengers started to order food of their choice in running train and at the desired station through e-catering app service.
E-Catering app changed their perspective of online catering. Its motive to enter the online catering segment was to ensure that the food quality is not compromised. It lets train passengers order delicious food on train online and gets it delivered to their seats.
How Can You Order Food on the Train while traveling?
A restaurant is the best place to taste the magic of Indian cuisine but having them on train during the journey was earlier a dream for the passengers. E-catering system made it possible and passengers traveling on train were out of bewilderment about how to order food on the running train. With e-catering app, you can order food using the methods listed below:
- Order food in train via the official website:
Everyone has a smartphone and internet during the journey. So before planning to order food in train, one should visit the official website. It contains a lot of information about the business and its work process. You can get an important piece of information that may have otherwise skipped your attention. There are certain steps that you need to follow for placing an order for food on trains. Use e-catering app service for your convenience having an official website.
- Visit the official website of the catering provider.
- Enter the PNR number or Train name/number to check the restaurant en route.
- Proceed further by clicking on the order now button.
- A new page will appear where you will have to select your boarding station.
- The moment you will select your boarding station, a list of partner restaurants will come up on the screen.
- Select the restaurant of your choice. Go through their menu and select your favorite meal. Select the quantity and click on view cart.
- The next page will ask for all the details; name, number, journey date etc.
- Then select the payment option; Credit card/debit card/Net banking/UPI, Paytm, COD. Apply the coupon code, if any.
- Click on place order and enjoy with your travelling partner/s. While our partner restaurant will prepare your food for delivery on the train.
2. Order Food in Train Via Call:
Almost everyone travels by train, regardless of their age. In case you are not tech-savvy, a phone call would do the work. So before boarding the train, save our number 8102202203, and give us a call. Enjoy your journey by ordering food from inside the train within a few clicks.
3. Order Food for train Journey Via Whatsapp:
Whatsapp was usually a medium to text and transfer files. The WhatsApp business version has made businesses connect with their prospective customers. Now you can order food on train via our WhatsApp number- 8102202203. Enjoy our food ordering service in the train within a few clicks. Remember! Place your order 45 minutes before the train’s arrival.
What Food Can You Order on the Train?
Being in India allows us to taste the flavors of 28 different states and 8 UTs. From North to South and East to West, each corner has its specialty. However, the IRCTC E-Catering App allows you to order food from different states without having to travel a long way to try their regional cuisine. We have a wide range of delicacies to offer:
- North Indian
- South Indian
- Thali Meal
- Diabetic Meal
- Jain Food etc.
Apart from these meal options, commuters can now also celebrate birthdays on the train. Follow the steps above and surprise your loved ones and make their day special. And, if you don’t like eating spicy and oily foods, you can also opt for healthy food options on your next train ride. Our e-catering app service is the best version for your food ordering service in train.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Below are some of the FAQs that commuters usually ask while placing orders.
Can we place a Group Food order on the train?
Yes, placing a group food order on the train is an easy task. You also get the opportunity to get your order customized as per everyone’s choice.
Is it Safe to order Food online on the Train?
Of course, it is safe. We have partnered with the restaurants that are FSSAI- approved. Meaning all the food safety and hygiene are taken care of from the very beginning. Whether it’s sanitizing the kitchen or checking the staff’s temperature every day, we take care of every detail. The delivery executive’s bag is also sanitized every day making sure that the delivery is last done safely. You can download e-catering app from Google Play Store to order food and check our services.
What are the Payment Options?
- Website: Prepaid (UPI, Debit card/Credit Card/net banking) and Cash on Delivery (COD).
- Mobile App: Prepaid (UPI, Debit card/Credit Card/net banking) and Cash on Delivery (COD).
- On Call: Cash on Delivery
How is the Food on the Train Booking Confirmation Done?
Once you complete booking your order and choose the payment option, a confirmation Email and SMS are sent to the passengers and partner restaurant. It will contain all the information about the order. In addition, passengers will also receive an OTP that will be used during the food delivery.
How can I order Pizza on the Train?
Ordering Pizza on the train is no more a dream. Use our website or phone number, any one of these will help you get through your Pizza craving.
Why are you waiting then? Plan a solo trip or with your family/friends.
Book tickets, pack your luggage and board the train. Prebook your meals before you board the train. Chill and enjoy the journey because the reign is now in our hands. Our FSSAI-approved restaurants maintain the quality, hygiene, safety, and taste of the food.
All you have to do is receive your order directly to your seat and keep on making memories.