Indian Railways has recently been under scrutiny after CAG reports which said that the food served in railways is not fit for human consumption. Apart from food, Railway was also slammed by the CAG for its poor time performance and dirty linens.
The sorrow for railway passengers does not go down after a recent incident, where a dead lizard was found in the vegetable biryani of a passenger who was traveling in Poorva Express. Sadly, the passenger realized it later after eating half the portion of the food and started feeling ill.
The photo was posted online by a co-passenger named Meghna Sinha. The Railway Minister’s Twitter handle responded to the complaint soon enough and asked the passenger to share the PNR and other details.
@RailMinIndia coach HA1 seat 1,lizard found in biryani poorva express pic.twitter.com/GfgLwQX334
— Meghna sinha (@immeghna28) July 25, 2017
Quick action was taken by the Railway Ministry and the victim got the treatment accordingly at the next station.
A check-up was done in Danapur Division&he was given medicine. Action will be taken after investigation: Kishor Kumar, DRM Danapur Division pic.twitter.com/H4Xt0hSgY0
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 26, 2017
Swift action was also taken against the caterers who were responsible for the incident.
Strict action taken. Catering Contract of Poorva Express has been terminated immediately
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) July 26, 2017
But Twitter left no stone unturned when it comes to slamming Railways
Lizard Biryani in Poorva Express. Looks yummy and delicious 😊 pic.twitter.com/a7sB76SxPp
— Mayanti Langer (@Langer_Mayanti) July 26, 2017
Traditional luck charm isn’t it?
— Don Ferguson (@DFergPR) July 26, 2017
Its very small…Not expected this from India railway ..😂😂😂
— Sanjeev Dubey (@sanjeev1dubey) July 26, 2017
Saal me baaki mahine me khane me lizard nikalta to koi baat nahi thi lekin Savan ke mahine me dharm bharst karwa diya bechare ka…
— Kabira Snow (@adi_theDon) July 26, 2017
Maharaja stopped nonveg on Domestic economy flights but Indian railway serving Lizard Biryani, Found in Veg Biryani on Board Poorva Express https://t.co/HcmXhY9R4l
— Sanjay Bragta (@SanjayBragta) July 26, 2017