Railway Minister Piyush Goyal travels in Kota Janshatabdi Express, takes passengers' feedback

In a surprise move, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today travelled in the Kota Janshatabdi Express, and took the feedback of passengers.

Goyal inspected the whole train when it departed from Mathura.

Piyush Goyal took over the Railways ministry from Suresh Prabhu earlier this year, on the basis of his performance in the power ministry, where he turned out to be a strict task master.

Last week, 24 rail passengers were hospitalised due to food poisoning after they had breakfast on-board the Tejas Express, a premium train that runs between Goa and Mumbai.

What was shocking here is that the incident came merely three months after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had said in its report that the Indian Railways is serving food on trains and stations which is unfit for human consumption.

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