Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations in 2017-2018 as part of its efforts to ensure clean drinking water at low cost in rail premises across the country.
In a series of tweets, railway ministry said, a glass of 300 ml water dispensed through these machines will cost just one rupee. These water vending machines will provide clean drinking water at low cost, and that the initiative will help in generating employment for around 2,000 people. At present, there are 1,106 water vending machines at 345 stations in the country.
The project was initiated in 2015 with an objective of providing potable water at nominal rates. Water is dispensed through the provision of Reverse Osmosis (RO) in these machines.