Indian Railways is encouraging the usage of digital strategies of transactions for buy of meals gadgets by means of catering models at railway stations. That is being finished to advertise the initiative of Digital India. As many as 8878 static models are having the power of digital fee, the Railways stated in a press release.
For the comfort of the shoppers, handheld PoS machines have been offered at catering models to generate printed payments and invoices reflecting all particulars of transactions undertaken and to handle the complaints of overcharging.
In accordance with the Railway Ministry, 3081 POS machines can be found on 596 trains and 4316 static models have been supplied with POS machines.
To offer a variety of choices to passengers in trains, e-catering providers have been launched on Indian Railways. It’s value noting that the service is at present accessible at 310 railway stations by means of 1,755 service suppliers and 14 meals aggregators, supplying a median variety of 41,844 meals per day.
“For widening the vary of choices accessible to passengers in trains, E-Catering Companies have been launched on Indian Railways. E-catering providers are managed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Company (IRCTC). Passengers can pre-order meals of their alternative on the time of reserving of e-ticket or whereas travelling on practice utilizing App, Name Centre, web site or by calling 1323,” the ministry stated in its assertion.
Indian Railways has additionally been working to scale back the unit value of logistics. Furthermore, rail infrastructure tasks associated with Railway tracks have been given a giant push. Progress of Railway observe tasks i.e. New Traces, Gauge conversion and multi-tracking (doubling/tripling) has additionally shot up vis-a-vis final 12 months.
Throughout this Monetary Yr until September 21 2022, Railways has accomplished 1353 observe Kilometres (TKM) of New strains, Gauge conversion and multi monitoring tasks. A visual transformation might be seen within the rail infrastructure throughout the nation. There’s a clear pattern through which Indian Railways is working to make the rail infrastructure extra passenger-friendly.