Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Passengers Fall Ill After Consuming Food On Mumbai-Bound Tejas Express

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Laurie Berry | 15 October, 2017, 20:23

Twenty-six passengers on the Mumbai- bound Tejas Express from Goa fell ill today after breakfast due to food poisoning, a senior official of the Konkan Railway said.

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.

He further said that strict action will be taken against catering contractor if found guilty.

"The train was stopped out of course at Chiplon station in Ratnagiri district and treatment was given to passengers by railway doctor", said IRCTC. Initially, a group of seven passengers complained of nausea and were attended by on board supervisor.

The passengers have the option of selecting vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.

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"An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause".

IRCTC tweeted that 24 passengers had been admitted to LifeCare hospital for medical assistance.

General Manager of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Arvind Malkhade has proceeded for Chiplun to coordinate the arrangements at the hospital and ensure that the victims were given proper care, he said. After consuming the breakfast on board the Goa-Mumbai train, they showed signs of food poisoning.

The audit report also observed that though a complaint redressal system has been put in place, "there is no reduction in the number of complaints over the years".

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". "Food sample have been taken for investigation".

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