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

Posted October 16, 2017

"Today (Sunday), 26 passengers travelling in 22120 Karmali - CSTM Tejas Exp suffered from food poisoning". When the train arrived in Mumbai at 9.30 pm, numerous other passengers related their ordeal.

Following the incident, Director, Catering Services was rushed to Mumbai to take a follow up on the matter, as hospital authorities declared all admitted passengers out of danger.

The train was stopped at the Chiplun station and all 26 people were admitted to the city's Life Care hospital. According to some of the passengers, they were served breakfast at 9.30 am followed by vegetable tomato soup at noon.

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Tejas Express is a state of the art train capable of running at the speed of 200 kmph with ultra modern amenities run between Mumbai and Karmali (5 days a week during Non-monsoon period and 3 days a week during monsoon period). An official in IRCTC said: "A showcause notice has been served to the catering contractor and strict action is contemplated if found guilty". The train took an unscheduled at around 12.30 pm. Passengers have complained of poor quality of food being served on the train in the past. Ratnagiri station. numerous passengers While railway authorities would not travelling in C-l, C-2, C-5 and C-7 coaches confirm which food item led to the situa- suffered from uneasiness, while some oth- tion, the problem was reported after pas- ers were vomiting and suffering from loose sengers were served soup and bread sticks motions. His son Purohit was admitted to Lifecare Hospital.

They are said to be stable now.

Railway officials said passengers also eat from food stalls at stations before boarding the train. Meanwhile, two groups of passengers numbering 15 also complained of nausea, the statement stated.