Food poisoning on Tejas Express: IRCTC officer, catering manager suspended

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New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2017 12:42:46 AM

An IRCTC officer and a catering manager were placed under suspension after at least 26 people aboard the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express from Goa were taken ill today after consuming food served by the railways' catering wing, a spokesperson said.

IRCTC, Food poisoning, Tejas Express, Food poisoning on Tejas Express, catering manager suspended, Indian Railway Catering, test of food sampleThe Mumbai-bound passengers complained of uneasiness and nausea after having breakfast served on the train, a railway official said. (Image: PTI)

An IRCTC officer and a catering manager were placed under suspension after at least 26 people aboard the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express from Goa were taken ill today after consuming food served by the railways’ catering wing, a spokesperson said. The area officer of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in Madgaon and the on-board catering manager have been placed under suspension pending a fact-finding committee’s report and results of test of food samples, railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said here tonight.

The Mumbai-bound passengers complained of uneasiness and nausea after having breakfast served on the train, a railway official said. They were admitted to a hospital. The Tejas Express, one of the premium trains of the Indian Railways, connects Mumbai and Karmali in Goa.

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