Glass piece in meal: Shatabdi Railways finds catering company negligent, imposes Rs 2 lakh fine

A penalty of Rs 2 lakh has been imposed on the catering company.

Written by Kartik Kumar | Chandigarh | Updated: July 23, 2015 5:47 am
Shatabdi Railways, Shatabdi Railways glass piece, glass piece in Shatabdi meal, Northern railways, Northern Railway official, Chandigarh news In the past one year, according to railway officials RK Associates caterers have been fined thrice for their negligence in maintaining hygiene and food quality so far.

Two days after a glass piece was found in the meals of two passengers in the Chandigarh-New Delhi Shatabdi, the Northern Railway in its enquiry report has held the catering company negligent while delivering food to passengers.

A penalty of Rs 2 lakh has been imposed on the catering company.

A senior Northern Railway official said, “Representatives of RK Associates (the licensee) were asked to give an explanation on the issue. Subsequently, the officials of railway board found the licensee to be at fault and a fine of Rs 2 lakh has been imposed. Also, the board has grounded the licence and confiscated the medical certificate of a catering manager of the catering company who was responsible for maintaining hygiene and food quality of the food on
the train.”

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In the past one year, according to railway officials RK Associates caterers have been fined thrice for their negligence in maintaining hygiene and food quality so far. The railway board has sent them a warning letter on the matter and their contract may be terminated if there are more complaints from passengers in future.

On Monday, two passengers travelling by the executive class of Chandigarh-New Delhi Shatabdi (12046) complained about a glass piece in their meals. An official inquiry was ordered into the incident and inspections were also carried out at the licensee’s base kitchen in Ambala.

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