Travelling by train, hungry and net connection out of reach? Now, rail commuters can order food by just sending a message.
Travelkhana.com, a service that allows railway commuters to enhance their travel experience by placing food orders with popular food joints on the go, has teamed up with txtWeb, an app store for text based applications.
By making the application available on txtWeb, now users can book their meal through a simple SMS. To access the app, users need to SMS TravelKhana to 51115.
Users need to share their PNR number over SMS, then place an order and enjoy the delivery right at their seat.
The choice of food joints includes almost all the popular restaurants of major stations. The facilities offered include cash on delivery as well as group bookings. Pre-bookings can also be made to ensure their journey is more comfortable.
"We have always promised quality service at the simplest possible manner to our customers and with this partnership, we are looking to extend this offering to virtually anyone with just a mobile phone," Pushpinder Singh, CEO and co-founder of Travel Khana, said in a statement.
Manish Maheshwari, managing director, txtWeb, said that so far the railway commuter has been subjected to eating what is available in the railway pantry, but with the "launch of this app, he or she will have access to almost all the great food joints on the go".