Water Vending Machines at Stations
Installation of Water Vending Machines (WVMs) at Stations
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated: 08.07.2020
The General Manager,
All Zonal Railways.
The Chairman and Managing Director,
IRCTC, New Delhi.
Commercial Circular No. 16 of 2020
Addendum No.1 to Commercial Circular No.36 of 2015
Sub: Installation of Water Vending Machines (WVMs) at Stations.
Ref: Board’s Commercial Circular No.36 of 2015 dated 16.06.2015.
As per Commercial Circular No. 36 of 2015, detailed policy guidelines for installation of Water Vending Machines (WVMs) over Indian Railways were issued and IRCTC had been mandated to install the WVMs at all categories of Railway Stations.
References have been received from Zonal Railways seeking the Board’s permission for Railways to install WVMs at Stations in order to expedite the process of installation of WVMs and meet the demands of passengers for purified drinking water at affordable price. Based on suggestions received from Railways, the said provision has been reviewed and approval of Board is accorded to transfer the mandate for installation of WVMs at all category of stations to Zonal Railways henceforth.
The existing WVMs shall continue to operate under management of IRCTC as per the existing terms and conditions till expiry of their contract period.
All other instructions/guidelines of Commercial Circular No.36 of 2015 shall remain unchanged and applicable for Railways mutatis mutandis.
This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Director/ Tourism & Catering