For many of us, train journeys hold a special place in our heart. The scenery flying by, enthusiastic co-passengers—a train journey isn’t just a commute. Well, now, rail passengers have something new to look forward to!
As reported in The New Indian Express, in a first-of-its-kind effort, the national transporter will allow passengers to buy fresh, organic Alphonso mangoes from Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, in trains.
This initiative has come about thanks to IRCTC’s partnership with a self-help group, called Shree Mahalakshmi Swayam Saahayata Bachat Ghat.
The SHG is famous for its fresh and succulent export-quality Alphonso mangoes, and passengers can purchase these fruits at a special price of just Rs 470 a dozen.
Additionally, IRCTC has also tied up with a startup, TRAPIGO, and this partnership will allow passengers to order fresh food from restaurants in various cities, and get them delivered to trains, reports the Economic Times.
TRAPIGO is a venture by IIT-IIM and NIFT graduates, and is a ‘B2B’ logistics service provider, for food products.
Passengers can place orders on the IRCTC website, or on the ‘Food-On-Track’ application, and TRAPIGO shall deliver the food, in neat packaging, complete with co-branded tapes, stickers, etc., at a nominal fee of Rs 15.
Implemented in Nagpur as a pilot project from today, the project will soon be expanded to other cities that fall in the North-Central belt, like New Delhi, Itarsi, Jhansi, Bhopal, etc.
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So, the next time you are on any of these routes, dig into a warm meal courtesy TRAPIGO , and don’t forget to gorge on those amazing organic Alphonso mangoes, courtesy the self-help group! Make sure to download the ‘Food-On-Track’ application so that you can order.
Kudos to IRCTC for always pushing the envelope to ensure total passenger satisfaction!
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)