Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation Delists Juice Brand After Ex-Rail Minister Complains Of ‘Kachra’

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Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation Delists Juice Brand After Ex-Rail Minister Complains Of 'Kachra'

Former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi was served the contaminated lemon juice on a Shatabdi practice.

New Delhi:  The Indian Railways’ catering wing, IRCTC, has delisted a juice model after former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi complained that he was served a “contaminated” drink onboard a premium practice.Mr Trivedi, who was travelling on board the Kathgodam-Delhi Shatabdi on Dussehra on September 30, was served lemon juice of a well known model, which, he mentioned, had ‘kachra’ (contamination).

“The IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Company) actually wants to drag up its socks. The railways must put in checks and balances so that there’s some accountability of its subsidiary departments,” Mr Trivedi advised PTI.The railways has reacted to Trivedi’s grievance swiftly and delisted the model pending laboratory investigation, IRCTC spokesperson Siddharth Singh mentioned.”Now we have delisted the company pending lab investigation. The model won’t be seen anymore on any practice in the intervening time,” he mentioned.

This incident comes months after a report of the Comptroller and Auditor Basic (CAG) which revealed evident lapses in rail catering providers.

Mr Trivedi mentioned the rail minister couldn’t be blamed for such lapses because the departments must be held accountable.

He additionally rued that passengers don’t protest sufficient about such points and in a manner they’re additionally answerable for such a sorry state of affairs.”Motion should be taken towards the caterer in addition to the model involved. How can this ‘kachra’ be allowed to be served on trains? There needs to be an inspection on the manufacturing facility the place the juice was produced to see below what circumstances the drink was being churned out,” he mentioned.

The TMC chief, who give up because the railway minister in 2012 after an issue over his advice for the formation of a rail regulator to hike fares, mentioned there should be shock checks on distributors contracted by the nationwide transporter.

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