The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) are planning to set up their own bottled water plant in Ambarnath. The site where the plant is expected to come up is called GIP (Great Indian Peninsula) railway tank in the MIDC area.
‘Rail Neer’ is the brand name under which the railways sell purified bottled water across the country.
The IRCTC is expecting to produce 1 lakh bottles from the plant on a daily basis that would be sold at a subsidised rate. “Tenders have been called but the plan is in a very initial stage,” said an official from IRCTC on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
The Great Indian Peninsula Railway had acquired the Kakole lake in Jhambivali village at Ambernath for the purpose.