Tejas Express food poisoning: Food quality was satisfactory, says Railways inquiry report

An inquiry report on the food poisoning incident on-board the Tejas Express train has found no problem with the food quality.

Published: 16th October 2017 06:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2017 08:23 PM   |  A+A-

Tejas Express

Country's first Tejas Express equipped with all modern passengers amenities was launched in May this year. (File | PTI)

Express News Service

A day after several passengers fell ill after having food in Tejas Express, Railways Monday said the quality of food served on the train was satisfactory and passengers fell sick after two children vomited in the train which vitiated the air in the coach.

An inquiry report by the Central Railway has concluded that the food quality served on Tejas Express was of satisfactory quality.

“The problem of uneasiness amongst passengers appears to be repercussion of vomiting on coach floor which vitiated the air quality and triggered uneasiness,” said the report.

The report further says that on interaction with passengers, AC mechanic, train conductor and TTEs, it was revealed that there were two tourist groups travelling, one from Himachal Pradesh and other from Kolkata.

Quoting a statement by a tour manager of tour group from Kolkata, Railways said: “He (tour manager) very clearly and categorically said that there was no problem with food quality. He also reported that from the last 16 days they have been travelling to various places in Maharashtra and Goa and carrying their own cooks and food material.”

Railway further added that feedback about quality of food from other passengers was taken and almost all passengers gave satisfactory feedback.

“All food samples were collected and observed that they all were within their expiry,” the report added.

Highlighting the poor quality of food served in trains, a  CAG report in July had found food articles unsuitable for human consumption, contaminated and recycled foodstuff, packaged and bottled items with shelflife expired were among the items that are being sold on railway stations in the country.


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