"The cause of uneasiness amongst other passengers appears to be repercussion of above as vomiting on coach floor vitiated the air quality and triggered uneasiness", the inquiry report said. "Six passengers of his group had fallen ill and were sent to Chiplun hospital", the report said. "We provided accommodation to the passengers in different trains so that they could reach Mumbai today", Konkan Railway Corporation Limited's Public Relations Officer Girish Karandikar told PTI today.
Mumbai: At least 24 passengers suffered from food poisoning after having breakfast on board Tejas Express on Sunday morning, forcing the train to halt at Chipuln station. A show cause notice has been served on the catering contractor and strict action is contemplated if found guilty.
Meanwhile, Railway Ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena confirmed that a showcause notice had been served to the caterer responsible for providing food on-board Tejas Express.
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.
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The Indian Railways has ordered an enquiry into the incident of food poisoning. Later, passengers started complaining about feeling nauseous and started puking.
A group of seven passengers complained of nausea and were attended to by onboard supervisor.
However, some local reports said that more than 40 to 50 persons developed symptoms of food-poisoning, though there is no official confirmation on that. Forty of the 294 passengers, travelling to the city from Karmali in Goa on Sunday, were rushed to the Life Care hospital in Chiplun after the train was stopped there. A passenger on board who is a doctor attended them.
IRCTC tweeted, "Dear Sir/Ma'am, We understand your concern.We would like to assure you that all the passengers now hospitalized are out of danger and the same has been confirmed by hospital authorities".
The high-speed Tejas Express boasts of modern amenities like LED TVs, Wi-Fi, celebrity chef menu among others.