Vande Bharat: Cockroach found in roti served on Bhopal-Gwalior route. IRCTC responds after pics shared on Twitter

A passenger travelling in the highly luxurious Vande Bharat Express was served with Roti stuffed with a tiny ‘cockroach’ in it. The passenger shared the image of the food on Twitter. In its response, IRCTC assured of strict action against the suppliers

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Updated28 Jul 2023, 09:24 AM IST
A passenger found cockroach in the meal served on Vande Bharat Express Train
A passenger found cockroach in the meal served on Vande Bharat Express Train

Despite multiple claims of improved quality of food served on Indian Railways trains, there is no end to incidents of finding insects inside IRCTC's meals. In a recent incident, a passenger travelling from the ultra-luxurious Vande Bharat Express train found a cockroach rolled in the chapati served in the meal.

Also Read: Kerala to get second Vande Bharat train soon, will operate on Kasaragod- Thiruvananthapuram route

The images showed a small insect stuck to one of the rotis. The incident reflects the unhygienic condition of cooking in railway kitchens and pantry cars.

The incident came into the limelight when the passenger travelling from Bhopal to Gwalior shared the image of the ‘insect’ roti on Twitter. Immediately after sharing the image, many people reacted to the incident and expressed their displeasure on the incident.

Also read: Vande Bharat Express trains have a very good fire safety arrangements: Railway Board Chairman

However, the IRCTC was quick to respond to the tweet and asked for the passenger's PNR number. IRCTC's official Twitter handle replied, "We did not intend for this unpleasant experience. Appropriate actions will be taken to ensure that such incidents will not repeat."

This is not the first incident of spotting insects in meals served by IRCTC on trains. However, it might be one of the first incidents of substandard food served in Vande Bharat Express.

Also Read: Vande Bharat trains register 99.6% utilization during Apr-June: Ashwini Vaishnaw

In other news, a man had to spend 6,000 for compensating the use of the Vande Bharat Express toilet in an emergency at Rani Kamlapati Station, Bhopal. The passenger was travelling to Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh with his wife and eight-year-old son. He along with his family was set to change trains at Bhopal station.

Unable to find a nearby toilet at the station, the main entered a Vande Bharat Express to relieve himself. But he was not able to come out of the toilet because of a locked door. After receiving help from the police and ticket collectors, the main was fined 1,020 for boarding the train without a ticket.

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First Published:28 Jul 2023, 09:24 AM IST
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