24 passengers on-board Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express suffer food poisoning, hospitalised

24 passengers on-board Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express suffer food poisoning, hospitalised”

At least 24 passengers, who were travelling in Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express, have fallen ill after they consumed food served by on-board pantry vehicle, reports said.

The passengers were headed towards Mumbai.

The train was stopped at Chiplun station in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Around 12pm, 3 passengers complained that they were feeling uneasy and felt like vomiting. Railways said all are out of danger. The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) tweeted that 24 passengers had been admitted to LifeCare hospital for medical assistance.

The incident happened in the Karmali-Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Tejas Express, when passengers complained of uneasiness after consuming food served by the train's pantry.

Promised in the budget, Tejas Express will also be pressed into service in Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Lucknow sectors, according to the railways.

They were admitted to a nearby hospital in the Ratnagiri district. "Staff has accompanied passengers to hospital", the IRCTC tweeted.

"Food samples have been taken for investigation".

An IRCTC official said, "About 290 passengers were served breakfast".

The high-end Tejas Express was launched recently and it runs between Mumbai and Goa as a premium train of the Indian Railways.

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