Bad news before summer..Colas banned at 300 railway stations

New Delhi: With summers just round the corner, you will find it tough to find your favourite cola to quench your thirst at 300 railway stations. That’s because Indian Railways has taken the fizz out of colas!

The news is that the Western Central Railways has stopped cola sales at 300 stations that fall within its jurisdiction."The cold drinks being sold at railway stations do not have the required certification from the health department. Till the time they get the certificate, the sale of these cold drinks has been banned," said Sachin Shukla, Assistant General Manager, Western Central Railway.

The decision can be linked to  Union Minister of the State (Health) Faghan Singh Kulaste’s recent statement  in the Lok Sabha saying said that the colas contain metal content like cadmium and chromium.

Shukla added, "The company's old permission has expired and till the time they get fresh permission, the sale of cold drinks has been banned. Also the health department is conducting test on the contents of these drinks and till the time this test report is out fresh permission to sell these cold drinks will not be given." .

The Western Central Railways comprises three divisions including  Bhopal, Jabalpur and Kota.