24 western railway stations in Mumbai to get 37 water vending machinesUpdated: Jul 21, 2017 09:10 IST
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon install 37 more water vending machines at 24 suburban stations on the Western Railway.
These machines will provide commuters with reverse osmasis (RO) purified water, which will cost as little as Rs5 a litre compared to Rs15-Rs20 for bottled water.
From these machines, commuters can get water either in their bottles or in containers given by vending machine operators by paying extra.
The price for refilling is Rs1, Rs3, Rs5, Rs8 and Rs20 for 300ml, 500ml, 1litre, 2litres and 5litres of water. For containers, commuters will have to pay Rs1 to Rs5 extra.
A WR spokesperson said these machines would to be installed at Mahim, Naigaon, Saphale, Vangaon, Kelve, Vaitarna, Andheri, Dadar, Virar, Nalasopara, Bhayander, Vasai Road, Malad, Kandivali, Goregaon, Churchgate, Bandra, Mira Road, Santacruz, Jogeshwari, Vile Parle, Grant Road and Boisar stations.
The railways has sanctioned a total of 321 water vending machines for the Western Railway.
Of them, 161 have been installed across the county, including 20 on suburban stations.
While Borivli, Dahisar, Mahim, Elphinstone Road, Mahalaxmi, Naigaon, Dahanu Road, Matunga Road, Saphale and Kelve Road stations each have one machine, Charni Road, Khar Road, Lower Parel, Palghar and Marine Lines stations each have two, said the spokesperson.