26 fall ill due to suspected food poisoning on Tejas Express

16 October, 2017, 00:09 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Meanwhile, IRCTC has issued a show-cause notice to the caterer of Tejas Express. When the train arrived in Mumbai at 9.30 pm, numerous other passengers related their ordeal. The incident of passengers' illness comes three months after the Comptroller and Auditor General said in an audit report that the Indian Railways served food on trains and stations that is "unfit for human consumption". IRCTC Director, Catering services, left for Mumbai from New Delhi headquarters to follow up the matter and take immediate action. "Though they were given immediate medical attention, I am tensed about my son as he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit", Raman Taing said. According to some of the passengers, they were served breakfast at 9.30 am followed by vegetable tomato soup at noon.

A meal aboard the premium Tejas.Express certainly did not go down well with passengers travelling from Goa to Mumbai yesterday morning.

A group of seven passengers complained of nausea and were attended to by onboard supervisor.

The IRCTC also said that a probe has been launched to ascertain the source of food poisoning.

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Tejas Expres, 22120, was en route Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from Karmali when it had to be halted in between at Chiplun to admit the passengers.

The train also comes equipped with vending machines serving tea and coffee, snack tables, books, and food items pertaining to the local cuisine. After couple of hours, more passengers complained of similar symptoms, it said.

A Konkan Railway official confirmed, "All these passengers were deboarded at Chiplun and rushed to government and private hospitals".

The IRCTC said all the passengers now hospitalised were out of danger and the same has been confirmed by hospital authorities.

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