The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has entered into a partnership with Yum Brands owned KFC to deliver meals on 12 trains passing through the New Delhi railway station.
IRCTC had earlier partnered with pizza chain Domino’s to offer a similar service in trains that did not have pantry cars, allowing travellers to order pizzas on route.
The service will be expanded to trains passing through Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Bengaluru railway stations over the next 10 days, but will still be restricted to ones with no pantry cars.
Eventually, the service will be rolled out on luxury trains such as the Rajdhani and Duronto.
Passengers will have make meal orders two hours ahead of the train’s arrival time at any of the given stations, which can be made via www.ecatering.irctc.co.in, calling a toll-free number (1800-1034-139 and 0120-2383892-99) or can SMS ‘MEAL’ along with their PNR number to 139.