IRCTC Plans to Install 1100 Water Vending Machines at 450 Stations

IRCTC Plans to Install 1100 Water Vending Machines at 450 Stations

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Date of Post : 24 July, 2017

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation plans to install 1100 water vending machines at 450 stations in 2017-18 to provide clean drinking water at low cost at railway stations across the country.

Further Information About the Water Vending Machines:

  • The Water vending machine will dispense a glass of 300 ml water at a time at a cost of just Rs 1.
  • The railway ministry said these water vending machines (WVMs) will provide clean drinking water at low cost, and that the initiative will help in generating employment for around 2,000 people.
  • There are 1,106 WVMs at 345 stations in the country at present, the ministry said.
  • Water is dispensed through the provision of Reverse Osmosis (RO) in these machines.
  • The WVMs are operated round-the-clock either manually or via automatic mode.
  • The water dispensed through these machines will be much cheaper than bottled mineral water, the ministry said.
  • A litre of water will be available Rs 5, two litres for Rs 8 and a can for Rs 20 from these machines.

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