Water Vending Machines : Indian Railway

Water Vending Machine : Charges

Indian Railway is installing various water vending machines across various Railway stations in India for giving good and hygienic water to the passengers. It is very help full to the passengers because the rate of this water is low compared to other bottle water.  Following are the details.

Water Charges in Water Vending Machines

Updated : 21.06.2017
Following are the details of water charges of water supplied from the Water Vending Machines by Indian Railway. 

 Water Charges
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  • Rs.1 for 300 ml
  • Rs.3 for 500 ml
  • Rs. 5 for 1 liter
  • Rs.8 for two liters 
  • Rs.20 for five liters
Commuters without a container are charging
  • Rs.2 for 300 ml
  • Rs.5 for 500 ml 
  • Rs.8 for 1 liter 
  • Rs.12 for two liters 
  • Rs.25 for five liters

Water Vending Machines : Central Railway

37 Water Vending Machines at 20 Railway Stations under Central RailwayThirty Seven water vending machines have been commissioned at 20 stations across the Central railway, a famous Newspaper reported.  Name of the Railway StationsThe water vending machines have been installed at the Dadar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, LLT, Thane, Kalyan, Panvel, Ijatpuri, Byculla, Mulund, Kalwa, Mumbra, Dombivali, Mankhurs, Kings circle and Reay Road Stations.Technology UsedA water Vending Machines users Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purification Technology which helps in removing bacteria from the water. These machines will enable passengers to purchase purified water at reasonably low rates. 

Roll out plan of Water Vending Machines during August 2016 by Indian Railway

Updated : 03.08.2016
Indian Railway decided to install more Water Vending Machines in Railway Stations for the comfort and convenience of the passengers.  In a move to improve the passenger amenities railway will install total of  270 Water ATMS in stations in this August.
  • Lucknow Division : 10
  • Ambala Division : 15 
  • Jaipur Division : 5 
  • Firozpur Division : 10
  • Moradabad Division : 12
  • Delhi Division : 10
  • Ajmer Division :  5 
  • Ratlam Division : 12
  • Mumbai Central Division :  10
  • Kota Division :  12
  • Trichi Division : 9
  • Chennai Division : 30
  • Bangalore Division :  15
  • Hubli Division : 12
  • Vijayawada Division : 17 
  • Hyderabad Division : 10
  • Samastipur Division :  15
  • Khurda Division :  10
  • Sealdah Division : 5
  • Mugalsarai Division : 10
  • Asansol Division : 10
  • Ahmedabad Division :  10
  • Lumding Division :  10
  • Khurda Road : 10
  • Danapur : 10
  • Sealdah : 5 
  • Guntkal : 15
  • Solapur : 5
Total Nos. 270

Water ATMS in Railway Stations

Updated : 02.08.2016
Indian Railway launched new initiative called Water Vending Machines for the aim of Making Drinking Water Available at Railway Stations. Water ATMS is a unique initiative to deliver pure, chilled water to passengers at a very low cost.

Water Vending Machines by  Indian Railway
Water Atms in Indian Railway
It is Railways’ endeavor to provide drinking water at all stations on Indian Railways. As such, 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. Further, 346 Water Vending Machines have been provided at stations.

Indian Railway installed 300 water ATMs across 18 divisions, 60 stations. 1200 stations are identified, 3000 water ATMs planned for installation. 500 to be earmarked for self help groups. It will generate employment and will reduce environment pollution by reducing consumption of plastic bottles. Railway is planning for 8500 Water Vending Machines and will cover all the station.

List of Stations having Water ATMs

  • Religious places provided with water vending machines: Haridwar,Mathura,Ujjain,Varanasi,Rishikesh,Puri,Madurai
  • 2 Water Vending Machine commissioned at  Raja ki Mandi, Agra div and 
  • 3 commissioned at Bettiah, Samastipur division. 
  • RO plant installed at Pune Railway station and it has a capacity of 72000 lit water per day.

Water Vending Machines commissioned Dates

  • Two at Mathura
  • Two at Samastipur div at Raxaul
  • One at Hyderabad div of Nizamabad in Telangana
  • One Mathura in UP
  • Two at Mumbai BCT division of Marine Lines in Mumbai Suburban of Maharashtra
  • Two Moradabad division
  • One Samastipur division
  • One at Motihari in Bihar
  • Two at Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh
  • Four at Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh
  • Two at Nizamabad in Telangana
  • One at Bhubaneswar in Odisha
  • Two at Dhanu Road in Maharashtra
  • Two at Sugauli in Bihar

Other initiatives by Indian Railway

Adarsh Station Yojana

The expenditure on development of stations under ‘Adarsh’ Station Scheme is generally funded under Plan Head –‘Passenger Amenities’. Development of identified stations under ‘Adarsh’ station scheme is a continuous process. 1252 stations have been identified for development under this scheme, out of which 986 stations have been developed. The remaining stations have been planned for development by the end of the year 2017-18.

Development Of Railway Stations

In Railway Budget 2011-12, 24 railway stations of tourist importance were identified for upgradation of passenger amenities. The stations are Hyderabad, Hospet, Agra, Rae Bareli, Varanasi, Kamakhya, Haridwar, Gaya, Madurai, Tarapith, Thiruvananthapuram, Amritsar, Delhi Safdurjung, Kurukshetra, Aurangabad, Nanded, Puri, Tarakeshwar, Rameshwaram, Tirupati, Guwahati, Jaipur, Ajmer and New Jalpaiguri. Agra Cantt., Rae Bareli and Varanasi are in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

Out of the 24 stations, 15 stations (i.e. Amritsar, Agra Cantt., Gaya, Rae-Bareli and Thiruvananthapuram (first phase), Jaipur, Ajmer, Puri, Delhi Safdarjung, Kurukshetra, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Hospet and Haridwar) have been jointly inspected. Out of these 15 stations, estimates for 13 stations (i.e. Amritsar, Agra Cantt., Gaya, Rae-Bareli and Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur, Ajmer, Delhi Safdarjung, Kurukshetra, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Tirupati and Puri) have been sent to MOT for release of funds.  

Make in India Initiatives of Indian Railways 

In order to give boost to the “Make in India” scheme and to generate more jobs in India, the following projects have been sanctioned by Railways,

Setting up of a traction alternator manufacturing factory for high horse power Diesel Locomotives at Vidisha.

Augmentation of production capacity from 200 to 250 high horse power locos per year including facilities for fabrication of crank case for high horse power diesel locomotives at Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi.

Setting up of a Forged wheel factory at Raebareli by Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited.  Ministry of Railways has already planned to manufacture two rakes for Kolkata metro and EMU rakes for Mumbai area with indigenously developed IGBT based 3 – phase propulsion system under ‘Make in India’ scheme.

Indian Railway is installing various water vending machines or Water ATMs across various Railway stations in India for giving good and hygienic water to the passengers. It is very help full to the passengers because the rate of this water is low compared to other bottle water. Following are the details regarding Water rates, list of stations having this facility etc.


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  1. lko station par mawaiya ki aur jate hue plat form no 4 par machine me koi operator nahi hai sari machine band hai

  2. Safed hathi haridwar station per koi bhi operator nahi sabhi Water ATM khali pade

  3. Unnao station par water ATM ka cooling plant train aane se phahle band kar diya jata hai.operator se complain no.mangne par koi response nahi diya jata hai.awaidh wendor se santhghat hai uski kanch kijiye sir please jisse hum railway ki suwidha ka Labh utha saje

  4. Unnao station par to water plant ki cooling band hai.

  5. It's a great move by the IRCTC to provid safe drinking water to passengers at a much affordable price through it's water vending machines installed at different stations...
    But after some time of operation the machines at most of the stations (even at the Moradabad JN) are not in service...
    I don't understand why IRCTC is not looking into the matter despite many complaints...
    It's not enough to just start a good service but more important is to maintain that.




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