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
The fitting of aerators was a one-time measure, and they were fitted into the existing taps in Tejas Express.(HT File Photo)
The fitting of aerators was a one-time measure, and they were fitted into the existing taps in Tejas Express.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2018 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

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.

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