IRCTC Officer Suspended After Passengers Fall Ill On Tejas Express


New Delhi: An IRCTC officer and a catering manager were placed under suspension after at least 26 people aboard the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express from Goa were taken ill on Sunday after consuming food served by the the Railways’ catering wing, IRCTC,a spokesperson said.

The area officer of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in Madgaon and the on-board catering manager have been placed under suspension pending a fact-finding committee’s report and results of test of food samples, railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said.

The Mumbai-bound passengers complained of uneasiness and nausea after having breakfast served on the train, a railway official said.

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.