Happy times before the railway budget? IRCTC has tied up with Jubilant Foodworks to deliver Dominos’ pizza to your seat if you’re traveling across selected stations in India reported Quartz. Passengers of IRCTC can book their pizza online, through SMS or through calls currently, in addition to using the IRCTC’s e-catering service which serves veg/non-veg thali and veg/non-veg biryani alongside. This will be a service to trains which currently do not have pantry cars. However, passengers need to order pizza two hours before the train’s scheduled arrival at the station, said IRCTC spokesperson Sandip Dutta. Dutta also added that this service will be extended to trains which have pantry cars and other stations in the future. Currently, travelers can order pizza at Agra Cantonment, Alwar, Jaipur, Ambala, Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, New Delhi, Vapi, Jalandhar, Bharuch, Vadodara and Pathankot train stations. They can place an order calling the toll-free number (1800-1034-139) and (0120-2383892-99) or SMS “MEAL” to 139 mentioning his/her PNR and seat number. E-ticketing counts for 27% of IRCTC's income: Hindustan Times reported late last year that IRCTC is India’s largest e-commerce portal selling ~300,000 train tickets every day with a user base of over 20 million. It generated a turnover of over Rs 15, 000 crores in 2013-14 as compared to Rs 6,200 crores each by Flipkart and Amazon India. Dominos Pizza dominates the Indian organised pizza market share, accounting to 70%, according to Jubilant Foodworks. IRCTC’s Digital Initiatives: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation also started the e-catering services earlier this…
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