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Northern Railway intensifies efforts to ensure Availability of Drinking Water at Railway StationsNorthern Railway intensifies efforts to ensure Availability of Drinking Water at Railway Stations

New Delhi, 13th April, 2024

In anticipation of the upcoming summer season and potential heat waves, Northern Railway is committed to provide clean drinking water to passengers in accordance with established norms to passengers at all stations over its railway network. To ensure adequate drinking water supplies at railway stations, NR has decided to further strengthen the efforts during the potentially scorching summer months by taking the following measures:

Availability and Functionality:All stations will strive to provide clean drinking water to passengers. Ensure all existing water coolers are functional and meet passenger demand. Ensure proper supply of Packaged / Potable Drinking Water.

Deployment of Tankers:Deploy water tankers at critical stations to supplement existing supplies.

Regular Inspections:Conduct regular checks at stations to confirm water availability across all platforms.

Collaboration with NGOs and Community Groups:Actively seek support from Mahila Samitis (women's self-help groups), NGOs, Scouts and Guides, and other Self Help Groups for the distribution of cool drinking water, particularly near general class coaches.

Addressing Scarcity Situations:In areas facing water scarcity, railway authorities will collaborate with Municipal Corporations/State Governments and explore alternative water supply solutions.

24/7 Monitoring:Implement a system for round-the-clock monitoring by railway staff to ensure consistent water availability and address any emerging issues promptly.

Supply of clean water at stations by Water Vending Machine (WVM’s) o­n the following rates:


Rate (In Rs)


With container

Without container

300 ml glass



½ Litre Bottle



1 Litre Bottle



2 Litre Bottle



3 Litre Bottle



Northern Railway is committed to providing a comfortable and convenient travel experience for all passengers. These proactive measures aim to guarantee easy access to clean drinking water at stations throughout the summer season.


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