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Tejas Express: 26 fall sick after having food on train

Tejas Express: 26 fall sick after having food on train

Twenty four passengers travelling on Tejas Express from Karmali to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus have fallen ill after they had food from the pantry vehicle.

According to IRCTC about 290 passengers were served breakfast.

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".

There are tea and coffee vending machines and snack tables at each coach as catering facility for passengers in the new designed coaches.

Konkan Railway officials confirmed the development and said, "All passengers were deboarded at Chiplun and rushed to government and private hospitals".

The catering of Tejas Express is managed by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). When the train arrived in Mumbai at 9.30 pm, numerous other passengers related their ordeal. "This is unfortunate and strict action would be taken against all those responsible", said the official. Three passengers around 12 pm complained about feeling uneasy and started vomiting.

Ambulances were requisitioned and they were admitted to a local hospital and are under observation, IRCTC stated.

Numerous passengers complained of vomiting and energy loss.

Director Catering services is proceeding to Mumbai to follow up the matter.

The IRCTC general manager has proceeded to Chiplun for coordination at the hospital for all arrangements for ensuring the passengers comfort and onward movement, IRCTC stated. "Food sample have been taken for investigation". An official from IRCTC also explained that the soup served to the passengers is a ready-to-make soup which is prepared on board the train by the catering staff. His son Purohit was admitted to Lifecare Hospital.


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