Shortage of Rail Neer: Sell of Water Bottle of suspicious brand at Railway Stations

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Recently, the CAG reported in a Parliament about sell of food and water in Rail Neer, which is unfit for human health. The one more issue was raised in a Parliament regarding the unavailability of Rail Neer.

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As per the news article in The Tribune India Newspaper, The Railway’s Packaged Drinking WaterRail Neer’ is out of stock. So, vendors are selling bottle water of other suspicious brand which can be dangerous for human health. IRCTC under the Ministry of Railways, produces around 6.14 lakh bottles of Rail Neer (1 litre capacity) Packaged Drinking Water every day at three plants located at Palur in Chennai, Nangloi in Delhi and Danapur in Bihar, to fulfill the requirement of 30 lakh bottles but the demand of bottled water has increased these days due to the increased temperature and the IRCTC has failed to meet the requirement.

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One of the vendor told that, the railway authorities directed them to sell the water bottles of other brands due to the shortage of Rail Neer. But, Passengers and CAG officials are concerned about the purity of these unknown brands as it is related to human health. CAG officials said that, it is Railways responsibility to direct the vendors to sell the good brand water bottles to the passengers. Concerned Passenger Satnam Singh said that, even the purity of Rail Neer has also been questioned.

On the account of this, Railways commercial manager MR Khan said that, they received the supply of Rail Neer now and they will start selling it. He further added that, the first preference will be always given on serving the Rail Neer water bottles in the trains.