Aug 12, 2017

Railway Jan Aahaar canteen licence seized in Visakhapatnam



VISAKHAPATNAM: After a video recorded by a passenger showing unhealthy practices while packing food by the workers of Jan Aahaar at the city railway station went viral on the social media, the Railway officials inspected and seized the licence of the Jan Aahaar Canteen on the platform no. 1.The video recorded by a passenger shows how the Jan Aahaar workers have been packing food which spill onto the floor. Joint security commissioner of the RPF, Amitdas inspected the railway station on Thursday night and found that the canteen was not following any norms in quality and hygiene. Immediately orders were issued to seize the licence of the canteen (Mahadev Agency) and terminate the Jan Aahaar canteen. 
However, Jan Aahaar staffers tried to explain that the video was an older one and circulated again on social media. But the officials said that they found very poor quality food during the inspection. According to the railway sources, this is not the first incident. There have been many complaints against Jan Aahaar in the past as well. As many as 223 cases have already been registered against the Jan Aahaar. Many officials from the RPF expressed discontent over the canteen food too. 

“Strict action will continue to be taken for violation, which will act as a deterrent against such malpractice. Apart from this, our staff have been told to be more vigilant and report about the violation of norms, if any,” Waltair divisional railway manager Mukul Saran Mathur told Express.

After a video recorded by a passenger showing unhealthy practices while packing food by the workers of Jan Aahaar at the city railway station went viral on the social media, the Railway officials inspected and seized the licence of the Jan Aahaar Canteen on the platform no. 1.

The video recorded by a passenger shows how the Jan Aahaar workers have been packing food which spill onto the floor. Joint security commissioner of the RPF, Amitdas inspected the railway station on Thursday night and found that the canteen was not following any norms in quality and hygiene. Immediately orders were issued to seize the licence of the canteen (Mahadev Agency) and terminate the Jan Aahaar canteen. 

However, Jan Aahaar staffers tried to explain that the video was an older one and circulated again on social media. But the officials said that they found very poor quality food during the inspection. According to the railway sources, this is not the first incident. There have been many complaints against Jan Aahaar in the past as well. As many as 223 cases have already been registered against the Jan Aahaar. Many officials from the RPF expressed discontent over the canteen food too. “Strict action will continue to be taken for the violation, which will act as a deterrent against such malpractice. Apart from this, our staff have been told to be more vigilant and report about the violation of norms, if any,” Waltair divisional railway manager Mukul Saran Mathur told Express.
Source - New Indian Express