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Railways plans 3-week inspection of catering units

Days after the CAG report slammed the Railways over the quality and hygiene of its food, the national transporter conduct three weeks inspection of all catering units, food and water served on trains and sold in stations.

In 16 Zonal railways , Joint inspection teams of medical, commercial and engineering cadres will conduct tests on samples of food and water, hygiene of kitchens and cleanliness standards maintained by the staff.

Joint teams of ticket-checking staff and security personnel will conduct surprise checks at stations to nab unauthorised food vendors at railway stations.

Sources said that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has asked the Railway Board to not spare anyone who is found guilty during the three-week drive.

The CAG report tabled in Parliament last Friday said articles “unfit for human consumption” had been found in the food and the overall hygiene standards were shocking.


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