Food served by Indian Railways’ catering services unfit for consumption: CAG


New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India have said in its audit report that the food served by the Indian Railways to its passengers is unfit for consumption by humans.

The CAG has pointed out several loopholes in managing the catering services. It has pulled up the Railways for mismanagement of catering services, poor quality food and monopolisation that has led to compromise in quality.

Joint inspections by audit teams exposed inefficiency and malpractices relating to hygiene even a survey by the audit exposed that 75 per cent of the passengers felt hygiene and cleanliness was either average or poor.

Fruit juices, biscuits and flavoured milk being sold at railway stations were found to be unsuitable for human consumption in the inspection by CAG team.

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