The Konkan Railways said that as many as 26 passengers on board the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express from Goa had taken ill after consuming food served by the Railways’ catering wing, IRCTC.
The incident comes barely few months after the union railways ministry had inaugurated the train service amidst much fanfare. The then Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu had it the beginning of a new era. “A new era of train travel experience in India! Flagged off India’s first #Tejas train from Mumbai to Goa. Tejas will offer to people state-of-art on board facilities,enhanced passenger comfort,facilities.”
According to reports, the passengers were headed towards Mumbai when they had taken ill. After consuming the food served by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on the Tejas Express, they complained of uneasiness, Konkan Railway Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Gupta told PTI.
The train was stopped at the Chiplun station and all 26 people were admitted to the city’s Life Care hospital. Their condition is not serious, he said.
The Tejas Express, one of the premium trains of the Indian Railways, connects Mumbai and Karmali in Goa.