Paytm has entered into a tie-up with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
Using the Paytm wallet train passengers will now be able to make online payments for food ordered through e-catering. Currently, travelling passengers have payment options for e-catering service as pre-paid (online payment) or Cash on Delivery (CoD).
Kiran Vasireddy, Senior Vice-President, Paytm on the announcement said, “We are very happy to be associated with IRCTC in all their platforms. Our earlier association for purchasing tickets through Paytm wallet had a phenomenal uptake and growth. We aim to give the customers a great travel experience as they buy tickets and order food through Irctc’s e-ticketig & e-catering platform using Paytm wallet.”
Earlier this year, Paytm and IRCTC had entered an agreement to make payments for booking train tickets online. Currently, IRCTC has an e-catering facility in 1,516 trains without pantry cars and provides station-based ‘Food On Track’ facility at 45 stations.