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Rlys cut water consumption by 25% on Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express by fixing device in taps

Aerators fitted into all basin taps without any modifications or tap replacements, officials said

mumbai Updated: May 21, 2018 13:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express,cut water consumption
The fitting of aerators was a one-time measure, and they were fitted into the existing taps in Tejas Express.(HT File Photo)

To reduce water wastage, railway authorities have installed specially designed aerators inside all basin taps on board the Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express, a luxury train that was introduced last May.

The aerators, officials explained, have fine holes that break the flow of water into fine sub-streams, which reduces excess outflow and wastage. The move, by the Central Railway’s Bhusawal division, is expected to reduce water consumption from each tap by a significant 25%.

The fitting of aerators was a one-time measure, and they were fitted into the existing taps in Tejas Express, without any modifications or tap replacement, the railway ministry said in a statement.

The Tejas Express is the fastest train between Mumbai and Goa, and had become popular among passengers because of its seat-mounted infotainment systems, and large windows with panoramic views.

First Published: May 21, 2018 13:37 IST