The superfast train between Mumbai and Goa, the Tejas express suffered a setback for its reputation as 26 passengers fell sick after breakfast and hospitalised in Chiplun. This is a bad precedence as the Railways advertise Tejas as a prestigious train with luxurious experience. The quality control of such eatables is not checked properly and the passengers are put to test time and again. Such food poisoning episode brought bad name to the Railways and instead of passing on the blame, a reality check needs to be done with an utmost care on food quality. 24 passengers on board of Tejas expressed having a bitter experience as the train was stopped in between to attend the people suffering from food poisoning. Sad part of it is that two of the passengers are in ICU and facing life threat. It is time to have a food taster in the train catering service before the dishes being served to the passengers.
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