Maharashtra: Plastic ban proves a bane to Rail Neer users

At 1.80 lakh litres, ‘Rail Neer’ bottling plant at Ambernath supplies largest drinking water consignment to the Railways. Now with the plastic ban coming into effect in the state, the rail authorities are looking at alternatives. At present, the 80-lakh rail passengers either buy 1 litre bottled water of Rail Neer or use water vending machines, which also provide water in plastic glasses.

Sources said each day, the stations on Central Railway requires 45,893 litres of water while the Western Railway stations need 37,447 litres of water. Apart from this, the Ambernath plant also supplies 7,056 litres to smaller stations on the Harbour line, beyond Kalyan towards Kasara and Karjat and other stations on CR.