As many as 24 passengers felt ill in a suspected food poisoning case after consuming food from the onboard pantry of Karmali-Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Tejas Express
In yet another incident that has hit Indian Railways, as many as 24 passengers felt ill in a suspected case of food poisoning after consuming meals from the onboard pantry of Karmali-Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Tejas Express on Sunday, as per an PTI. The train, that was travelling to Mumbai from Goa had to be halted when passengers started feeling uneasy after having breakfast. According to IRCTC, a total of 300 meals had been served in the morning. The meals included 170 vegetarian and 130 non-vegetarian meals. As per an ANI, L K Verma, CPRO, Konkan Railway said, “All passengers taken to Lifecare Hospital at Maharashtra’s Chiplun.”
In an official statement released by IRCTC, it said, “A case of food poisoning was reported on train no. 22120 Tejas Express upon information from passengers. The train was stopped out of course at Chiplun railway station and treatment was given to passengers by railway doctor.” As per a report by the Indian Express, the passengers are out of danger.
#FLASH 24 pax fell ill after consuming food from on-board pantry car operator of Karmali-Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Tejas Express.
— ANI (@ANI) October 15, 2017
Earlier, in a scathing report, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had revealed major lapses on the part of Indian Railways catering services and said that the food and water sold at the railway stations and trains were “unfit for human consumption.”
Tejas Express (22120) is the country’s first semi-high speed fully AC train service between Karmali railway station in Goa and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Terminal – it was launched in June this year.