The Central Railway has banned the sale of lemon and other syrup-based juices at food stalls under its jurisdiction after a video of such a drink being allegedly prepared unhygienically went viral on social media.
The person was also seen squeezing lemons in a drum and stirring the mixture with his bare hands.
The ban, which came into effect on Wednesday, does not include fresh juices made by crushing fruits, he said.
The decision was taken in view of the health risks for passengers consuming juices prepared in unhygienic conditions, he said.
"We can't deploy our staff on every station to monitor the juice-making process and use of water in it. Therefore, we have decided to stop the sale of these water-based lemons and synthetically flavoured juices," he said.
Earlier, the CR authorities on Monday sealed the food stall shown in the video. The stall's license holder was also called for an enquiry on Tuesday.