An Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation officer and a catering manager were placed under suspension after at least 26 people aboard the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express from Goa were taken ill on Sunday after consuming food served by the railways’ catering wing, a spokesperson said.
The area officer of the IRCTC in Madgaon and the on board catering manager have been placed under suspension pending a fact-finding committee’s report and results of test of food samples, railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said in New Delhi on Sunday night.
The Mumbai-bound passengers complained of uneasiness and nausea after having breakfast served on the train, a railway official said.
They were admitted to a hospital. The Tejas Express, one of the premium trains of the Indian Railways, connects Mumbai and Karmali in Goa.