Bathroom brew: Indian Railways vendor caught mixing tea in toilets (VIDEO)
Outcry in response to video of the incident has led India’s national railway to carry out an inquiry. Footage circulating online shows a man in a blue t-shirt leaving a train toilet with hot drinks dispensers for customers.
The incident has led to numerous comments online about health and safety. “In trains tea and coffee sellers bringing water from toilets… they are playing with public health. Friends please be aware while traveling in Indian Railways,” one Facebook commenter said.
Clarification given by CPRO @SCRailwayIndia on the above shocking video of an Indian Railways vendor seeming to add water from a train’s toilet in tea/coffee. More stringent action need to be taken. Vendor's license should be cancelled with immediate effect and send them to jail. pic.twitter.com/TufQrGjISH— Bhushan Reddy (@bhushan_tweets) May 3, 2018
So citizens' health concern is just worth Rs. 1L according to Railways? Jail them all and make them drink the same toilet water they used for making tea/coffee on train.— Revenant (@belligerent__) May 3, 2018
A few questions :— Ashish Singh (@Nalla_Aashish) May 3, 2018
1. Why they haven’t cancelled the license of the vendor ?
2. Regarding the 1 lakh. Who will get that one lakh. The railways which acted only when the video got viral or the passengers who unknowingly took a sip of the tea ?
As a result the government has been forced to intervene, slapping the official vendor with a fine of 100,000 rupees, the equivalent of US$1,500.
“It has come to notice that a video has been in circulation on social media in the last few days of a vendor seen coming out of a train toilet with tea/coffee cans, conveying that water is mixed in the cans inside the toilet,” a statement from the Indian Ministry of Railways read.
“An inquiry has been held to identify the wrongdoers and initiate appropriate action.”
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