Kolkata/Bhubaneswar:After a lull of over a month, when about 40 passengers of the Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express fell ill allegedly after taking breakfast served in the train, four passengers onboard Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express reportedly taken ill after eating ‘undercooked’ chicken, a railway official said. The authorities have since decided to suspend the vendor’s licence.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation – which deals with catering, tourism and online ticketing of Indian Railways – said that they have decided to discontinue with the service of the third-party vendor responsible for serving food on the train and will levy a hefty fine on him.
“Around four passengers were served undercooked chicken onboard the Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express Saturday night. The passengers complained of uneasiness while a teenager fell ill after eating food,” IRCTC General Manager Debasish Chandra said.
“We have decided to cancel the licence of vendor Krishna Enterprise and also impose a hefty fine,” he added.
“Passengers are safe and sound. We are internally investigating the matter,” the official stated.