It is Railways’ endeavour to provide drinking water at all stations on Indian Railways. Instructions exist for periodical check on quality of water and corrective action to be taken, if any deficiency is found. As Reverse Osmosis (RO) process involves substantial wastage of water depending upon its quality and will require uninterrupted power supply, eight stations viz. Bhopal, Dwarka, Gadag, Guwahati, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Madurai, Patna and Tirupati stations have been identified for provision of RO drinking water units on experimental basis.
As per guidelines, Maximum Retail Price per bottle of Packages Drinking water (BIS) other than Rail Neer of 1000ml is Rs. 15 only.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.