For those who are traveling by rail, Indian Railways is coming soon with new surprise. According to a business daily reports Indian railway is preparing to sell Rail Neer water bottle at Rs.5 per litre only. To give this benefit for Rail passengers, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to set up 5,000 water vending machines across the country in 1,200 railway stations.
This move of Railway will be new opportunities for water vending firms in the country, such as ion exchange, Eureka Forbes and Kent RO. Also, passengers will get safe drinking water at cheaper rates during the travel.
IRCTC chairman and director AK Manocha told the business daily that 21 vendors to provide water at cheap rates has been empaneled. All companies will be providing cold water for passengers at railway stations. Under the scheme, all major railway stations in the country will have 2-2 water vending machine installed on every platform. Based on the volume of passengers safe drinking water will be available from these machine on spending Rs 1 to Rs 5.
As planned 1 liter water bottle will be sold at Rs.5 while half-liter bottles will be sold in Rs 3. In addition at Rs 1-2, sealed glasses filled with water will be provided to passengers.
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