Free Food on Trains: No more overcharging for food on Indian Railways trains! A few months ago Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had said that passengers on Indian Railways trains need not pay for the food they are purchasing onboard if the vendor is unable to furnish a bill.
According to reports, now Indian Railway passengers will enjoy free food on Trains while traveling. EaseMyTrip (EMT), one of the popular online travel aggregators in India has brought an exclusive offer for its IRCTC customers. As per reports, EaseMyTrip now allows rail passengers to enjoy free food during their train journeys.
Those customers who will book their train tickets through different modes from EaseMyTrip will be eligible to enjoy a food thali from RelFood without paying anything extra. EaseMyTrip has partnered with RelFood– an official IRCTC partner to deliver food and drinks in train.
“We always look forward to opportunities that can provide convenience to our customers. Food is an essential part of any journey. Tiresome long journeys become easier when you have the company of good food. By joining hands with RelFood, we would now be able to offer fresh-delish food for free to our IRCTC customers. We believe it to be a great game-changer for the rail passengers offering them good quality scrumptious food,” Rikant Pitti, COO &Co-Founder of EaseMyTrip said.
If you are a frequent traveler on Indian Railways, you would be glad to know that you can have your meal for free if you do not receive a bill for your food from the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Interestingly, to spread awareness about the same, the service staff of Kota Jan Shatabdi Express and Durg – Jammu Tawi Express has been provided with uniforms displaying the message “No Bill – The Food is Free”.
“This is the first of its type of initiative with the customers getting a choice to get his food delivered from the moment he books his tickets which will be a path-breaking thing in this sector,” Vignesh Pothina COO of RelFood, said.
So, if a customer books their train ticket via EaseMyTrip, they will get an email on their registered email address with a coupon code. Using this code, customers can order delicious food for free which will be delivered at the customers’ seat.