New Delhi. The number of passengers on the train has increased significantly since the festival began. It can be guessed from the record bookings of food on the moving train. According to the IRCTC, more than one and a half times more food has been booked in the last two days than was booked before Corona. IRCTC officials are hopeful that soon these bookings will be on par with online food providers
The number of trains is constantly increasing keeping in mind the convenience of Indian Railways passengers. At present about 1800 special trains are running including Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto, Mail and Express. With the festive season in full swing, more and more passengers are traveling by train. With the increase in the number of passengers, a record number of meals are being booked on the running train.
According to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, 32,000 meals were booked through IRCTC across the country between October 8 and 10. On a normal day this booking would be 22000 to 24000. Online bookings are available on trains running at about 500 railway stations across the country. Through e-catering, passengers can book any meal of their choice.
IRCTC is also booking buses
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation will also now book buses in the country. Passengers can easily book for any city through IRCTC’s Rail Connect app. No extra charge will be taken from the passengers for this. This service was launched a long time ago as a trial, but now it has been fully launched after the trial was successful.
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