A new video, which is doing the rounds of social media, will make you ponder a hundred times over before you decide to have tea or coffee from a vendor selling it on a train. The video, which was shot last year, but has recently surfaced online suggests water from a train toilet was being used to prepare tea and coffee. In the video, which has now gone viral on social media, a vendor can be seen coming out of a train toilet with tea and coffee cans, indicating that water was mixed in the cans from inside the toilet.Railways had initiated a probe into the matter. The incident occurred in train number 12759 Chennai Central – Hyderabad Charminar Express at Secunderabad Railway Station in December, 2017.
“On the basis of the inquiry, stringent action has been taken up against the Train Side Vending contractor for the section between Secunderabad and Kazipet, P. Siva Prasad, with whom the identified vendor in the video was employed. A penalty of Rs 1 lakh has been levied on the licensee, through IRCTC,the contracting agency,” Railways said in a statement.