IRCTC – Free meals
IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation has been organizing sight-seeing tours throughout India.
It has provided quality food, drinking water, and cool drinks, etc for the train passengers.
IRCTC has been organizing Religious tours and Summer Vacation Tours.
IRCTC, through its catering wing, has been fixing the prices and monitoring the quality food items of the right weight and quantity. IRCTC has initiated new measures to increase the sales of the catering wing.
IRCTC has taken extra efforts by initiating new systems to improve the quality of the e-catering services.
There is a scheme already in operation to provide the morning/noon. Night meals to the passengers who book online while travelling in trains without a pantry.
The system of including the cost of food while booking tickets for travel in Shatabdi express and do the catering service in the train during the travel.
In a step towards spreading more awareness and details regarding its catering services, IRCTC is planning to provide free meals for 100 passengers who book their tickets online on the basis of a lucky draw.
It is a matter of pride for Chennai Metro that this scheme is introduced for the 1st time by IRCTC in Chennai Central.
The scheme for free lunch for 100 passengers who book online tickets is being implemented in 3 trains – Westcoast Express, Thiruvananthapuram Express, and Alappuzha Express.
The 100 lucky passengers for free meals are selected through a lucky draw in the Railways Office at Delhi.
The selected ticket holder information will be passed on with PNR numbers to Chennai IRCTC. The lucky passengers will be informed.
For the above 3 trains, 33 passengers in each train were selected and the lucky passengers were given the free meals today (Friday, 19th August). IRCTC Catering Section employees distributed the free meals.
IRCTC Catering Assistant General Manager Mr. Ganapthysubamainan informed on this regard that the special free meal scheme for 100 passengers will be organised every Friday. This will be only for the passengers who booked their tickets online. Though there might be more passengers, only those who were lucky to be selected in the draw will be entitled to this free meals.
North & South Indian food items will be available. The selected passengers will be called to give their preference and they will be informed a week before the travel.
Vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare, Biriyani, and chicken are procured from popular hotels in Chennai.
This scheme is being implemented with a view to improving the quality of the IRCTC Catering Division.
Food items are provided by IRCTC in 200 trains and 50 railway stations in Southern Railway.
The lucky draw for 100 passengers to be given free meals is a step towards popularising the catering wing of IRCTC.