IRCTC partners with Oyo Rooms
Continuing its recent streak of partnering with innovative start-up ventures, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with Oyo Rooms, a leading branded network of hotels, to offer standardised accommodation and a convenient booking platform to rail travelers.
Tie-up is aimed at offering affordable accommodation to rail passengers
Hyderabad: Continuing its recent streak of partnering with innovative start-up ventures, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with Oyo Rooms, a leading branded network of hotels, to offer standardised accommodation and a convenient booking platform to rail travelers.
The partnership symbolizes the growing leverage of synergies between the government and homegrown Indian businesses to drive the next wave of innovation. Oyo Rooms will power the IRCTC hotel-booking page, offering their inventory and promise of standardized amenities to rail passengers.
“This partnership contributes another chapter to the successful narrative of ‘Made in India’ initiatives and how tech-enabled solutions will power the next wave of innovation.
We have made the necessary technology integrations and will be actively communicating about this newly available option through e-mailers, information on e-tickets so that our travelers can explore and utilize these services,” said Dr A K Manocha, CMD, IRCTC.
The partnership will offer nearly 45,000 hotel rooms in over 170 cities in India. The IRCTC portal witnesses 5 to 5.5 lakhs bookings per day on an average. Also, Oyo Rooms recently crossed 1 million check-ins across its network.
“With this tie-up IRCTC customers will have ready access to Oyo’s inventory of affordable hotel accommodation across 170 cities in India. As India’s widest and largest network, we feel confident of catering to the passengers’ needs and look forward to making this alliance a great success,” said Abhinav Sinha, COO, Oyo Rooms.
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