Travelkhana.com is making great strides in catering to Indian Railways passengers. From a humble beginning of 5 cities in 2012, it has expanded to over 500 cities in 2014-2015.
This was the proud announcement by a top executive of the company in a recent press meet organized in Delhi, which was well attended by members of the broadcast, online and print medium journalists.
Travelkhana.com is a service provider of food in the train and a company that has won many awards. For instance, it won 2014 Best Travel Website of India awarded by IAMAI. Earlier in 2013, it won the Best Start-Up of the Year Award from CNBC TV 18.
The company is linked to Duronto technology and has headquarters in Delhi. It was launched in 2012, as a complete platform for food ordering that enables commuters of railways to order meals from the available menu by registering online or calling a customer helpline. “From the time of its inception, we have catered to over 6 lakh passengers,” said the executive.
The company started its operations by catering to Kota, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bhopal and Gwalior. Today, the company has expanded by over 15% to provide food in train.
Travelkhana.com operates through a mobile app interface, a web interface and a call centre interface. Travelkhana has tied up with one of the largest app stores of India, called as txtWeb. It has started a text-based application, which enables all mobile users in India to gain access to its services.
The company allows all train passengers to order food on the go, from restaurants at different cities. Meals can be ordered by providing PNR (Passenger Name Record) by mobile app, website or calling. For getting the mobile app, one can download it from Play Store.
Another way for passengers is to order khana online by keying the postal code of their city on the website of travelkhana.com and selecting from the menu displayed by the company. Payment is easy- either online (through card or net banking) or mostly through Cash on Delivery. For Details go to – http://www.travelkhana.com, or you may visit sister websites http://www.ecatering.co.in.
Travelkhana has tied up with over 250 food joints across India to enable delivery via mobile and online orders. Its vendors cater to over 500 cities. On its home page, the company features a ‘Book your food in train” where customers can enter details for meal orders, free of cost.
The website also has additional features like “request callback,” “Popular trains,” “Track your order” and “Group travel.” It has a special facility for ordering food for groups like pilgrims or students on study tours or holidays.
The main advantage with travelkhana.com is the sheer variety of cuisines available compared to the boring fare offered by pantry cars. From Chinese and North Indian to Continental, South Indian and Mughlai, there is unlimited choice for train passengers. The food is also packed hygienically and delivered without a hitch at your seat and always on time. “If there is a delay or cancellation on our part, it will be communicated to you much in advance,” assured the executive.
About The Company: Travelkhana.com is an online railway catering service, which has tied up with popular restaurants in 500 cities to cater to thousands of passengers daily. It delivers hygienically packed, delicious and a wide choice of meals to passengers at their seat in the trains.