SHOCKING! Fish preparing in the dirty toilet of Train : VIDEO
SHOCKING! What is This Indian Railways Catering Staff Doing in the Toilet? Recently, a video had gone viral where catering staff were shown using water from the train toilet for cutting fish for preparing the curry.
These incidents have raised serious concerns over food safety in trains despite promises made by the railway ministry to improve catering services.
Last year, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which monitors and regulates the food quality in the country, had raised concerns on food hygiene on trains and asked the Indian Railways to redesign coaches so that food served on trains are not stacked next to the lavatories.
One year before, a viral video has raised doubt on hygiene practices used by Indian Railways in preparing food and beverages. The video that was posted recently on Twitter showed railway tea vendor at Secunderabad railway station coming out of train toilet with tea cans. The clip indicated that water was filled with the cans inside the toilets, raising a question on the quality of water used to make tea and coffees sold in trains. Taking cognizance of the shocking video, the South Central Railway has now slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh to the vending contractor along with a show-cause notice.
Apart from this, the ticket checking staff has been instructed to check and ensure that no catering material is stacked in the toilets or in vestibules.
The joint audit report of the CAG team and the railways based on inspection of 74 stations and 80 trains, had observed. “Unpurified water straight from tap was used in preparation of beverages, waste bins were not found covered, not emptied regularly and not washed, food stuff were not covered to protect them from flies, insects and dust, rats and cockroaches were found in trains, etc.