Railways not responsible, Hilsa fish lead to food poisoning on Tejas Express

Indian railways say Hilsa fish is responsible for the food poisoning and not railway's food


Around 26 people reported food poisoning after consuming food on Tejas Express while returning to Mumbai from Karmali. The food samples have been sent to the forensic department and the report is expected to come in 15 days, confirmed Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

A group who was traveling since 15 days had brought Hilsa fish with them from Kolkata. After consuming that fish, two of them started puking and that smell made other passengers uneasy who also threw up”
Kajal Chakravarti, Tour Manager

Out of 230 passengers traveling in Tejas Express, 25 threw up after consuming cutlets, omelette, and soup. Following to which, the train was stopped at Chiplun station around 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm and patients were admitted to LifeCare hospital, later they were discharged.

However, railways believe that the passengers who were traveling for the past 15 - 20 days had carried Hilsa fish from Kolkatta which lead to the vomiting spree in train and not the railway food.

The report which is expected to come in 15 days will hopefully clear as to who was responsible for the food poisoning on Tejas Express.   

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