Eight stations to have RO drinking water facilities

Railways have identified eight stations where reverse osmosis (RO) drinking water units will be put up on experimental basis, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

PTI| Updated: Dec 15, 2014, 14:59 PM IST

New Delhi: Railways have identified eight stations where reverse osmosis (RO) drinking water units will be put up on experimental basis, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

In a written reply to a query, Minister of State for Railway Manoj Sinha said his ministry carries out periodical check on quality of water at stations and in case of any deficiency, corrective action will be taken.

Railways have identified for provision of RO at eight stations including Bhopal, Dwarka, Gadag, Guwahati, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Madurai, Patna and Tirupati on experimental basis.

The RO process involves substantial wastage of water depending upon its quality and will require uninterrupted power supply.

As per guidelines, maximum retail price per bottle of package drinking water other than Rail Neer of 1000 ml is Rs 15 only.