19 September, 2020

Pushpinder Singh

The CEO of Travelkhana, which caters to passengers in trains and is partnering the IRCTC in delivering sweets and delicacies to customers in transit during Holi.

Pushpinder Singh

What kind of orders have you received?

For Holi we have been getting orders like doodh halwa, bhakarwadi, Agra petha, malai rabri.

How is the food sourced?

Generally, we have the items available and ask the local restaurant we have a tie-up with to supply.

What are the numbers like during Holi?

We have between 3,000 to 4,000 orders daily and about 10 per cent of those are for our local specialty orders.

What has the process been like?

Amazing. Mapping and sel­ecting items from different parts of the country has been very interesting.

So how do you zero in on a restaurant?

We pick the restaurant which has the specific item and it goes from there.

How many such tie-ups are in place?

We have collaborated with close to 1,100 eateries serving 150 stations in about 140 cities.

How about your association with the IRCTC?

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