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Inquiry ordered into food poisoning in Tejas Express, show cause notice issued to contractor

By Vikas

Stating that strict action will be taken if the contractor is found guilty, the Indian Railways has ordered an inquiry into the incident of food poisoning in Tejas express which left 24 people ill.

Reports say that a show cause notice has also been issued to the catering contractor.

File photo of a Tejas Express

About 24 passengers of Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express were on Sunday admitted to hospital after consuming breakfast served by on-board pantry car operator.

The passengers complained of illness after eating the food served on the premium train Tejas Express. The operator is contracted by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation(IRCTC).

The train was stopped at Chiplun in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. All the passengers with symptoms of food poisoning were admitted in a hospital. The passengers were said to be stable.

[Mumbai: 24 fall ill after consuming food on-board Tejas express]

But, they are still under observation of the doctors of the private hospital, where they were taken to. Passengers, who were admitted in the hospital, complained soon after having their breakfast served on the train. About 300 passengers were served breakfast by the pantry staff of the Tejas Express.

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