Bhubaneswar: Train passengers are being cheated and provided unhygienic and low quantiy foods sans bills by pantry companies, revealed a sting operation conducted by the News7, a premier news channel of the State.
During ‘Operation Train Meals, it was revealed that cooked foods were kept uncoverd and packets, meant for packaging of foods, were placed in unhygienic conditions.
While rate charts showed that a veg meal costs Rs 50 and non-veg costs Rs 55, panty staffs were collecting double rates from the passengers without bills. The news channel reporters boarded the Falaknama Express at Balasore station and conducted the sting operation.
When asked, the pantry manager refuted the charge of selling of food packets at higher rates.
As per ICRTC norms each veg meal would contain 150 gm rice, two parathas or four chapatis or five puris, 100 gm curry and 150 gm dal a small water bottle with it. Similarly, each non- veg meal will have a two-egg curry, reported the channel.