Now Order Meals On Train Via SMS [Why Not Take A Platform Approach?]

You can now book meals on trains by sending a SMS to 139.

Google Doodle : Indian Railways
Google Doodle : Indian Railways

You just need to send meal details followed by PNR number. Once the SMS is received the PNR number will be verified for the particular train and the food will be delivered to your seat (it’s a cash-on-delivery system).

The SMS food service will be made operational on six trains in Delhi-Amritsar section from September 25 as a pilot project. The food will be served from the IRCTC Food Plazas or Catering Units at the Delhi-Amritsar section. [via]

This is part of railways announcement made earlier this year.

We wonder why not partner with Travelkhana, YatraChef or similar services and instead aim to provide a ‘clean experience’ to travelers?

Shouldn’t Indian railways take a more platform approach and be the distribution channel for innovation in this space ? [Read : Indian Railways should arrive at Platform Number 1 [Of Org Structure, API, Data Platform].

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