24 passengers hospitalised due to food poisoning on-board Tejas Express train

Oct 17, 2017, 03:00 AM

Twenty-four rail passengers were hospitalised  on Sunday due to food poisoning after they had breakfast on-board Indian Railways’ premium train Tejas Express between  Goa and Mumbai. The Railway Ministry has issued a showcause notice for termination of contract to caterer JK Ghosh, which was responsible for providing food on-board Tejas Express Tejas Express is the country’s first semi-high speed fully AC train service launched between Karmali railway station in Goa and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus  Terminal in June this year. The maiden Tejas Express train service that was launched on this route had modern amenities such as automatic doors, LED TV, USB charging  points, GPS-based passenger information system, celebrity chef menu and coffee vending machine, among others. This incident of food poisoning comes three months after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had said in an audit report that the Indian Railways is serving  food on trains and stations which is “unfit for human consumption.”