Poor food quality has been one of the major banes for those that travel on trains. However, things are undergoing a transformation. There are many startups that are capital-based are striving for ensuring that passengers of trains get to eating food as per their likings from restaurants of their choice and liking. The food delivery apps are more like a marketplace that allows for railway passengers in buying meals that appeal to their choice. Passengers can order from apps on their phone or the websites. Many apps were developed out of rail travel experiences. For much frequent traveling made some realize that once tickets were bought, little technology existed for bettering an individual’s experience.
Not flouting the hygiene rules
Initially, the Indian Railways ran more than three hundred pantry cars in the long-distance trains across the country. Of which, the pantry cars in more than twenty percent were found to be in bad condition. Food was prepared using LPG and that contributed to a rise in the fire hazards. Railways now have decided to replace the system of LPG cooking with cooktops based on induction. Currently, Rail food delivery comes from authorized kitchens running on induction systems. Some of the kitchens provide live feed especially from base kitchens where the food comes from. Thus, this feed ensures that no hygiene rules are flouted.
Major features of the apps
The passengers of the trains pass through any stations and they can now place orders from private caterers or food delivery apps. Therefore, you are saved from a situation where trains that do not have any facilities of pantry car will not stress you anymore. Any kind of meal that lives up to their choice can be ordered. The Food on Train, can get delivered to the respective seat of yours as per the choice you have. Initially, the apps would deliver food when the train stopped at stations but now you can order while on the go. Keeping aside the private caterers, IRCTC has gone ahead and made major provision related to Jan Aahar where budget food is supplied.
All kinds of delights
Now, freshly cooked vegetarian, non-vegetarian and Jain food can be ordered on the trains. One can easily grab the meal you prefer while on the train without any hindrance. E-catering services indeed have made the entire journey easy for the train trippers. You get hygienic and healthy food. Some are working on the model of competitive strategies that aims to bring in satisfaction to customers as the end motive. Favorite delicacies can be ordered and you can enjoy the meal on your seat.
Distinctive food types
There are northern Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Jain and Veg Thali food that can be ordered on the trains. right from scrumptious to spicy foods that have the perfect spice blend can be on your meal along with pungent dishes that have chutneys, Upma, vada, Idli, Masala Dosa, and Pongal. There is Awadhi food available comprising of Dum Biriyani, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka and Paneer Tikka.