IRCTC installs Pizza Vending Machine at Mumbai railway-station

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16 Jan 2019

IRCTC installs first-ever Pizza Vending Machine at Mumbai railway station

Pizza lovers, and Indian railways passengers, both of which are high in numbers, have something to rejoice!

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is the catering wing of Indian railways, has installed the first ever automated Pizza Vending Machine at the Mumbai Central Railway Station.

IRCTC plans to install five such machines at local railway stations across Mumbai.

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The installation is part of IRCTC's catering modernization step

The mechanism

Fresh, hot pizzas in real time!

Fresh, hot pizzas in real time!

The commuters simply have to insert money, and select the pizza of their choice.

The machine then prepares the dough, adds toppings, and bakes the pizza in real time.

The cheesy, hot pizzas are dispatched through the delivery system of the machine, within minutes.

Not just that, other quick bites such as french fries, popcorn, ice-cream, and fruit juice are also up for grabs.

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Automated vending machines finding roots in India!

Automated food vending machines are quite the norm in American and European countries. And, of late, the concept is catching up in India as well. The convenience and quickness of the service is what makes it so popular.

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IRCTC aims to improve quality of catering service

Notably, IRCTC is continuously working to improve the quality of their catering service, in trains as well as at stations.

As many as eight new base kitchens have been opened at various railway stations, including Allahabad, Balasore, Kharagpur, Sealdah, Howrah, and Noida.

Additionally, an estimated budget of Rs. 15 crore has been allocated for establishment and renovation of kitchen units at railway stations.

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Where has IRCTC installed its first Automated Pizza vending machine?

What is the motive behind installed Automated Pizza vending machine?

How does the Pizza vending machine work?

What other steps have been taken by IRCTC to improve catering?

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Where has IRCTC installed its first Automated Pizza vending machine?

Asked 2019-01-16 20:29:37 by Hemant Malik

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IRCTC has installed its first Automated Pizza vending machine at the Mumbai Central Railway station.

What is the motive behind installed Automated Pizza vending machine?

Asked 2019-01-16 20:29:37 by Hansika Singhal

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The installation of Automated Pizza vending machine is part of IRCTC's catering modernization drive, that aims for technological advancements in its catering service.

How does the Pizza vending machine work?

Asked 2019-01-16 20:29:37 by Aaradhya Jhadav

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The customer first inserts money into the machine, and selects the pizza of their choice. The machine then prepares the dough, spreads toppings, and bakes the pizza in real time. It then dispatches the hot, fresh pizza through the delivery system of the machine within a matter of minutes.

What other steps have been taken by IRCTC to improve catering?

Asked 2019-01-16 20:29:37 by Ananya Patil

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The IRCTC is continuously looking to improve their catering service. Recently, as many as 8 new base-kitchens have been opened at railway stations across India. Additionally, an amount of 15 crores has been allocated for establishment and renovation of kitchen units at railway stations.

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