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Maharashtra: 90 passengers of special train complain of food poisoning, treated at Pune station

Updated on: 29 November,2023 03:16 PM IST  |  Pune
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Doctors attended to all the passengers at Pune railway station in Maharashtra on Tuesday evening and provided them necessary treatment

Maharashtra: 90 passengers of special train complain of food poisoning, treated at Pune station

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As many as 90 passengers on board a special train between Chennai and Palitana suffered from food poisoning, railway officials said on Wednesday, reported news agency PTI.


Doctors attended to all the passengers at Pune railway station in Maharashtra on Tuesday evening and provided them necessary treatment, reported PTI.


The train left for its onward journey after 50 minutes, railway officials said, reported PTI.


The `Bharat Gaurav` train was privately booked by a group for a religious function at Palitana in Gujarat, Central Railway`s chief public relations officer Dr Shivraj Manaspure said, reported PTI.

The group had procured the food privately and it was not supplied by the Railways or the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), he said, reported PTI.

The food consumed by the passengers was prepared in the pantry car, he said, reported PTI.

"Around 80 to 90 passengers from a coach complained of food poisoning between Solapur and Pune. They complained of nausea, loose motions and headache," the official said, reported PTI.

At Pune station, a team of doctors attended to all the passengers and provided them treatment on board, he said, reported PTI.

"The train departed after 50 minutes. The condition of all the passengers was stable," the official said, reported PTI.

Earlier, the Central Railway announced that it will be introducing 10 more air-conditioned (AC) local train services on the main line starting from November 6, 2023. The additional services will ply instead of the regular services. 

These new services will take the total number of daily AC local services to 66 while the total count of suburban services within the Mumbai division shall remain at 1810. The AC local services are scheduled to operate from Monday to Saturday, with no services on Sundays or nominated holidays.

These new services will take the total number of daily AC local services to 66 while the total count of suburban services within the Mumbai division shall remain at 1810. The AC local services are scheduled to operate from Monday to Saturday, with no services on Sundays or nominated holidays.

The new services are designed to cater to both morning and evening peak hours, offering commuters more flexibility in their travel options.

(With inputs from PTI)

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