IRCTC appoints a startup, Trapigo to get e-Catering orders delivered at passengers’ seats

In furtherance of the e-catering initiative to rope in more reputed and reliable aggregators in the field of catering and in increasing the choice of local/regional cuisine to the passengers travelling on trains, IRCTC joins hands with delivery service partner TRAPIGO and Shree Mahalakshmi Swayam Sahayata Bachat Ghat (Ratnagiri).

TRAPIGO is a last mile ‘B2B’ logistics service provider for food products which is a startup by IIT-IIM & NIFT graduates. In IRCTC’s mission to ensure reliable delivery of hot and fresh food from the choicest restaurants in the city, TRAPIGO with its own fleet of delivery boys in co-branded uniforms will guarantee the execution. Orders placed on IRCTC’s e-Catering website or ‘Food-on-track’ app will be delivered by TRAPIGO in neat packaging with co-branded tapes, stickers etc at a nominal fee of Rs. 15/-.

This new partnership has been made live in Nagpur from 1st June on a pilot basis with expansion plans including other cities in the North-Central belt like New Delhi, Itarsi, Jhansi, Bhopal, etc.

Shree Mahalakshmi Swayam Sahayata Bachat Ghat, a Self Help Group (SHG) empanelled with IRCTC under the e-catering project at Ratnagiri, famous for its export quality Alphonso mangoes has shown interest in selling fresh and naturally ripened organic mangoes to the passengers. The SHG will sell the mangoes at a discounted price of ₹470/- per dozen. This is the first of its kind efforts in offering seasonal fruits in a moving train.

Bidding an adieu to the food woes all that one needs now is to sit back, download the ‘Food-on-track’ app and select from a vast range of delectable fare and seasonal fresh fruits while on a journey with Indian Railways!

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