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IRCTC to display hotels & room rate inventory on its portal

IRCTC has signed an MoU with HRANI for listing of its member hotels and their room rate inventory for sales on IRCTC portal
New Delhi: Taking one more step towards the promotion of tourism and hospitality industry, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) on Monday. Under this MoU, IRCTC will display the list of member hotels of HRANI and their room rate inventory on its website for sales, IRCTC said in a regularity filing on Monday. With this, the passengers can see the list of hotels and also room availability in these hotels on the IRCTC portal (www.irctc.co.in), along with their prices. They can also book the hotel rooms directly from the IRCTC website.

IRCTC improving the food quality of passengers

The tie-up is one of the steps taken by IRCTC in recent times to improve the quality of its services. In an earlier stringent move aimed at ensuring quality catering, IRCTC had issued notices to 47 onboard catering service providers, giving them directions to bring about perceptible changes in the standard of catering service. This number is 13 percent of the total onboard catering contracts numbering 358, which are in operation on trains. Out of these, IRCTC has already discontinued 24 contracts for non-adherence to the stipulated performance standards. The performance of the remaining 23 contractors is under watch and after reassessment, suitable action will be taken. The company will not spare underperformers and will discontinue their contracts if found below the benchmark, the Railway PSU had said.