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Published: Sat, July 29, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Rice served with side of lizard on Poorva Express, railways orders probe

Rice served with side of lizard on Poorva Express, railways orders probe

Indian authorities Wednesday ordered a probe after a dead lizard was found in a meal served on a passenger train in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The passenger then took a picture of lizard in the food and complained to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Twitter.

Ordered food in Mokama&found this. He immediately complained to TTE & canteen manager and also tweeted to Railway Minister.

"A check-up was done in the Danapur Division and he was given medicine", he added. The passenger however, said that he was given medication after four hours, too late to response. "The thing which I regret the most is that I was given medicines really late".

CAG undertook an investigation of food sold at 74 stations and 80 trains, covering the period from 2013 to 2016. "A check-up was done in the Danapur Division and he was given medicine", he added.

Railway officials were sent to her coach after the incident and assured the passenger of due action against officials over this. Our team instantly responded and asked for details and also assured that his medical treatment will be looked into. "It is a very unfortunate incident. A detailed enquiry would be conducted in the case and necessary action would be taken", Kumar said to ANI.

Poorva Express is the daily superfast express train of the Indian railways, which runs between Howrah, West Bengal, and New Delhi.

Meanwhile, the rail ministry has terminated the catering contract of the Poorva Express giving a 48-hours notice to the caterer.

The passenger tweeted the image to the Ministry of Railways.

Interestingly, a fine of Rs Rs 10 lakh on imposed on this particular caterer in 2016 and a fine of Rs 7.5 lakh in 2017.

Last week, a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) revealed that unpurified water was being used to make beverages, rats and cockroaches were found in the pantry and food was being left out in the open among a number of other things. A CAG report said that food on Indian trains is not fit for human consumption.

"Currently, we have cancelled the license of the catering "contractor" and will enquire about the matter".

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