Domino’s India Now Delivers to Passengers on Those Insanely Packed Commuter Trains

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Domino’s India Now Delivers to Passengers on Those Insanely Packed Commuter Trains

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Some trains stop in stations for less than a minute before moving again
Domino’s India Now Delivers to Passengers on Those Insanely Packed Commuter Trains

Photo Modified: Flickr/Elliott Brown/CC 2.0

India’s infamously crowded and chaotic commuter trains will now need to make way for pizza deliverymen. 

Domino’s employees in India are facing one of the most difficult delivery assignments ever: getting pizza to customers riding on the country’s notoriously packed commuter trains, some of which stop for less than a minute at major stations, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“It’s a huge opportunity for us,” Harneet Rajpal, a senior vice president for Domino’s in India, who has likely never had to deliver a pizza under those conditions, told the publication.

The service is newly available to more than 200 train routes, with more to come in the next several months. Delivery men who get these assignments will need to quickly get onboard at selected stations, locate their seated customer, and drop off the pizza, all before the train starts moving again.

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“There’s no denying [that] there are a million possibilities for non-deliveries,” a representative for the  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, the organization that approves such delivery services on trains, admitted to WSJ. “Orders could be missed even after our best efforts”