The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Cooperation (IRCTC) has today announced that it has partnered with ZoopIndia as one of its official food aggregator for ordering food during train journeys.
Following this partnership, the startup aims to enhance passengers’ convenience by delivering sumptuous food right at their seats. Backed by an innovative in-house technology and contemporary IT systems, ZoopIndia enables passengers to select from Veg or Non-Veg Thalis, South Indian, Chinese Cuisines and a delightful collection of snacks and fast food options.
Commenting about this development, Dr. A. K. Manocha, CMD, IRCTC, said,
ZoopIndia aims to reform the food catering in Indian Railways by introducing advanced technologies and systems. Since we are always looking forward to offering our customers a delightful experience, appointing ZoopIndia as food aggregator is a step forward in the same direction. We are affirmative that their appointment will help us provide a more memorable and indulging experience to our users.
Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Board Member, ZoopIndia, said,
At ZoopIndia, we have strived to take food delivery to the next level, by introducing it in the Indian railways. We are hopeful that our appointment as food aggregator of IRCTC will help modernize Indian railways and contribute towards the ultimate convenience and ease of passengers.
The company claims to have already crossed the mark of serving 10,000 meals per month across different rail routes, with its presence in around 100 railway stations across India.
ZoopIndia was founded in 2013 as an online marketplace to order quality sumptuous food on trains which gets delivered right at passenger’s seat and providing them comfort and convenience. The startup has set its eyes on further enhancing the platform and eventually serving 5000 meals a day.
However, ZoopIndia isn’t the only one offering such service and has tied up with IRCTC. Many other startups have also partnered with IRCTC to enable travelers to order food during train journey, including RailRider, TravelKhana, etc.