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JanaJal Commissions Water ATMs In Association With IRCTC Across Mumbai
JanaJal water ATMs installed in collaboration with IRCTC, Western Railways and Central Railways are also delivering environment benefits through reduction in the generation of plastic bottles by encouraging people to carry their own bottles
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JanaJal, India’s first dedicated water services company has commissioned nearly 100 water ATMs in association with IRCTC and Indian Railways at various stations in Mumbai such as Churchgate, Kalyan, Chembur, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Panvel, Mankhurd, Wadala, Dockyard Road extending upto Khopoli, Lonavala and even Igatpuri. Recently the company has been awarded additional sites at Borivali, Roha, and Bhiwandi. The plan is to keep on expanding and building the presence in Maharashtra and make safe water a reality for commuters and communities.
JanaJal water ATMs installed in collaboration with IRCTC, Western Railways and Central Railways are also delivering environment benefits through reduction in the generation of plastic bottles by encouraging people to carry their own bottles. JanaJal water ATMs would help to curb environmental pollution by eliminating the generation of upto 5 Million plastic bottles per year. These Water ATMs provide chilled safe drinking water at a very nominal cost besides generating employment for around 400 people during the past one year.
Remotely supervised and monitored, every JanaJal water ATM delivers the highest standards in quality and services with the promise to provide the much-desired relief to commuters and neighbouring residents in Mumbai and Maharashtra during the upcoming summer season. The company has already provided access to safe drinking water to more than 80 million beneficiaries till date and aims to serve one billion people by 2020.
Parag Agarwal, Founder & CMD JanaJalsaid, “JanaJal welcomes the ban on plastic bottles effected recently by the Government of Maharashtra. This is indeed a positive step taken by the government not only in public interest but also the cause of reducing pollution and contamination to the environment. Dispensing a glass of chilled water (300 ml) for Re 1 not only ensures economic viability but increases consumption of safe water by more and more people who now find it extremely affordable and accessible. This initiative is an important step towards highlighting how it is critical to collaborate under a joint effort between local administrative bodies and the private sector to deliver the social impact that is unparalleled."
Pinakin Morawala, PRO, IRCTC said, "We welcome this step taken by the government. Banning plastic bottles is for a good cause as it discourages the people to buy plastic bottles. It will prevent the accumulation and handling of plastic waste and help in cutting down environment pollution. Our collaboration with JanaJal addresses the gap between expensive bottled water and the cheap plastic pouches that do not necessarily provide clean water but add to plastic waste in the process."