24 passengers fall ill after consuming food on Mumbai-bound Tejas Express

Violet Powell
October 17, 2017

"The passengers discharged in the morning will board trains soon to go to their destinations, while the passengers discharged earlier were sent by different trains late night", he said. "KRCL is providing all necessary assistance @RailMinIndia", the KRCL said in a tweet.nThe catering of Tejas Express is managed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Another two groups of passengers, of 15 each, also complained of nausea and were attended by a railway doctor.

More than 20 passengers aboard the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express suffered from food poisoning on Sunday, forcing the train to stop at Chiplun railway station, Maharashtra. "A show cause notice has been served to the catering contractor, and strict action will be taken if found guilty", IRCTC said in a statement.

A case of food poisoning was reported in Tejas Express (22120) on Sunday after 25 passengers were hospitalised at Chiplun after consuming the pantry food.

Mall said IRCTC officials spoke to other passengers travelling in the train and "there were no adverse remarks".

Also, it said a probe has been launched to ascertain the source of food poisoning. Initially, a group of seven passengers complained of nausea and were attended by on board supervisor.

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According to reports, the passengers were headed towards Mumbai when they had taken ill.

The tour manager of the West Bengal group from Kolkata, Kajal Chakravarti said there was no problem with the food quality which they had been carrying with them since 16 days of travel to various places where they halted and prepared by their own cooks. Later, passengers started complaining about feeling nauseous and started puking. "The passengers admitted to hospital are out of danger", the IRCTC official added. They have been admitted to a nearby hospital in Ratnagiri.

The IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director said something was wrong with the food they had cooked and eaten.

Tagged as India's first semi-high speed train, the luxury train boasts of several modern facilities onboard like LED TV and tea/coffee vending machines and high class onboard catering services.

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