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No sale of lemon, artificial juices at Mumbai stations after viral video

The ban, which came into effect, does not include fresh juices made by crushing fruits

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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The Central Railway has banned the sale of lemon and other syrup-based juices at stalls under its jurisdiction after a video of such a drink being allegedly prepared unhygienically went viral on

The video, apparently recorded by a commuter, purportedly showed a man using water from the tank placed over a stall on a platform at Kurla railway station in for preparing lime

The person was also seen squeezing lemons in a drum and stirring the mixture with his bare hands.

The video went viral on Monday evening after the commuter tagged it to the Central Railway's (CR) handle.

Central Railway's told that lemon and other synthetically flavoured juices made my mixing water would not be sold at its stations now.

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 stall shown in the video. The stall's license holder was also called for an enquiry on Tuesday.

The CR network is spread over and also in some parts of and

First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 12:30 IST
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