Brand new Vande Bharat Express train ripped apart over ‘dusty cornflakes’
With the freshly-inaugurated Mumbai-Shirdi and Mumbai-Solapur routes making two brand new additions to the existing fleet of the Vande Bharat Express train, the semi-high speed rail service seemed to finally have things going for itself for once — but not for long.
After the Vande Bharat Express made news for all the wrong reasons — from cattle runover to garbage complaints exposing the state of the seemingly-resolved littering issue — Railways officials have some remarkably specific suggestions from a passenger who was allegedly served “dusty cornflakes” during a recent trip.
Mumbai resident Viresh Narkar ripped apart railway officials, detailing his ordeal on Twitter.
“Travelling by magnificat Vande Bharat Express to Shirdi. Few problem that can be improved 1) Executive Class is given in middle of train, hence other class people keep moving continuously and there is no privacy even after paying more,” the traveller explained, before making a case for moving the “EC” to either the front or the back.
Narkar continued: “2) Since the flooring is carpet now, Dyson Vacuum cleaners should be provided instead of traditional method of sweeping the floor. Also the food quality can be improved, no1 prefers dusty cornflakes in India.”
Sharing a picture of his corn flakes, the user called on government officials including from the Central Railway, the Ministry of Railways, and Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to have the breakfast cereal inspected.
Taking cognisance of the post, an IRCTC official assured the Vande Bharat Express passenger that his complaint had been registered.
Previously, Vaishnaw was forced to "change" the cleaning system aboard Vande Bharat trains after passengers reported seeing garbage strewn around on more than one occasion.