Central Railway bans sale of nimbu pani, kala khatta, orange beverages at Mumbai railway stations

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 March 2019, 03:02 PM
Central Railway bans sale of nimbu pani at Mumbai railway stations
Central Railway bans sale of nimbu pani at Mumbai railway stations

The Central Railway directed all railway stall owners to immediately stop the sale of lime (nimbu pani), orange and Kala khatta drinks after a video of a stall owner preparing nimbu pani under extremely unhygienic conditions at Kurla station went viral.

The video was shot by commuters at the Kurla station on the Mumbai suburban railway network. They then tagged Central Railways on social media asking them to intervene in the matter. 

 

The viral video caught the attention the higher railway authorities who supervised and immediately sealed the food stall on Kurla station's platform 7-8 on Monday after collecting samples and giving them away for bacteriological examination.
The video shows how the worker use his bare hands to stir the lemonade, a clear violation of food safety and hygiene guidelines as prescribed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). 

According to a report by PTI, a drive by health inspectors and officials from has been intensified to inspect hygiene and water quality of all the food stalls under the CR's Mumbai division in the wake of this incident.

First Published: Thursday, March 28, 2019 03:02 PM

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