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

The catering of Tejas Express is managed by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation

IANS  |  Mumbai | New Delhi 

Tejas Express
Tejas Express, a new service to be launched in June 2017. File Photo: PTI

At least 24 passengers of the on Sunday fell ill after consuming food served by on-board pantry car operator and were admitted to hospital, officials said. The has launched an investigation.

A Central Railway official, who didn't want to be named, told IANS: "The passengers complained of uneasiness and nausea around 12.10 pm. after eating the breakfast served to them.

"The train was stopped at around 3.15 p.m. and the passengers who complained were deboarded."

The catering of is managed by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The train was on its way from Goa's Karmali to Mumbai's

"The officials had arranged first aid and ambulances for the passengers. And the passengers were taken to government and private hospital," he said.

In response to the food quality complaint, the in a series of tweets said: "Food samples have been taken for investigation. A total of 230 breakfast (117 Vegetarian + 113 Non Vegetarian) have been served."

"Director Catering services is proceeding to Mumbai to follow up the matter. Follow of action and monitoring is being done to ensure proper assistance."

Meanwhile, Chairman and Managing Director M.P. Mall told IANS: "The food was supplied from Madgaon (Goa) base kitchen under our supervision and nothing abnormal was reported. But everything is being investigated."

He also said that the has collected the raw material from the kitchen.

Mall said that the passengers were provided breakfast along with Knorr soup.

"We are investigating the entire matter," he said, adding that he has spoken to passngers admitted in hospitals.

"The passengers admitted in hospital are out of danger," the official added.

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First Published: Sun, October 15 2017. 20:31 IST