Railway’s to install 76 water vending machines at all its stations

Railway’s to install 76 water vending machines at all its stations

With a view to further improve availability of potable and affordable drinking water for passengers, the Central Railway has started installing 76 water vending machines (WVMs) at all its stations. These machines will be operated by private parties.  According to the chief PRO Sunil Udasi, “A total 76 WVMs have been allotted out of which 37 have been commissioned so far at 20 stations. These machines would sell purified Reverse Osmosis (RO) water to passengers at cheaper rates where commuters can purchase 300 ml of purified RO water at the cost of Rs 1 for 300 ml of water, Rs 3 for 500 ml water and Rs 5 for one litre of water.” Giving details of the initiative, Udasi said, “Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been tasked to install these machines, which uses RO water purification technology that keeps the bacteria away from the water. Read more…

 

 

Credit By: Financial Express

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