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Good News! IRCTC to provide clean water at stations at just Re 1
New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Sunday announced that it will install 1,100 clean water vending machines across 450 stations in 2017-18.
Indian Railways has taken the decision to provide clean water to the passengers at a cost as low as Re 1 for every 300 ml water dispensed through these machines.
The railway ministry, on Twitter, informed that the water vending machines (WVMs) will give clean drinking water at low cost and the initiative would also ensure jobs for around 2,000 people.
Currently, 345 stations of the country are equipped with 1,106 WVMs, claimed the ministry. The project of installing WVMs at railway stations was launched in 2015 aiming to provide potable water to all passengers at nominal prices.
These machines would dispense Reverse Osmosis (RO) quality water. These machines would work 27x7 either manually or automatically.
The water provided through these machines would cost much lower than the bottled water, the ministry claimed. While a glass of half a litre water will cost Rs 3, a litre will be available Rs 5, two litres for Rs 8 and a can for Rs 20.