IRCTC had started a service for that make your journey much more convenient on Indian Railway (one of the largest railways) in the world.
Now, Passengers can order their choice of meals by sending a simple SMS or calling to a toll free number provided by IRCTC.
As per the Railway officials currently SMS food service will be available in six trains in Delhi to Amritsar route. This service started from September 25 as a pilot project.
Right now, passengers can book the food through SMS or calling to a toll free number. Currently Indian Railway food by SMS or calling a number facility is available in below trains-
Delhi Pathankot Express
Katihar Amritsar Express
Amritsar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express
Shane Punjab Express
New Delhi Amritsar Express
One can avail this service by sending a simple SMS to the number 139 by just typing meal < PNR Number >. Once SMS reeived they will verify the your PNR with train , coach and seat number and they will contact you with the menu available for food. Payment will be collected once food delivered to your seat.
Alternatively, Passengers can call to 1800 1034 139 (toll free number) or 0120-4383892-99 for booking a meal. During initial trial period food will be served from IRCTC Food Plazas or Catering Units at below five stations –
The main aim of this service is to provide different varities of food to the passengers.We hope that soon this service will be expanded to other trains.
We hope that passengers will enjoy this service :)
Friday, September 26, 2014
Indian Railway - Book your train meal through SMS or toll free number
1:46 PM Manish Rai Indian Railway
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