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4 Fall Ill After Eating 'Undercooked' Chicken on Duronto Express, Railways Axes Caterer

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 the service of the third-party vendor responsible for serving food on the train and will levy a hefty fine on him.

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Updated:July 2, 2018, 8:25 AM IST
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4 Fall Ill After Eating 'Undercooked' Chicken on Duronto Express, Railways Axes Caterer
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Kolkata: Four passengers onboard the Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express allegedly fell 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 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 on 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 said.

"Passengers are safe and sound. We are internally investigating the matter," the official added.

The 22202 Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express is run by the Kolkata-headquartered Eastern Railway.
| Edited by: Puja Menon
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