The instruction for revision of sale price of Rail Neer and other shortlisted packaged drinking water Bureau of India Standard (BIS) approved brands bottles, from Rs. 12/- to Rs. 15/- for one litre bottle and from Rs. 8/- to Rs. 10/- for 500 ml bottle has been issued recently on 22.11.2012. This is based on increase in cost of raw materials, electricity, fuel, transportation and manpower etc, so as to make it financially.
At present the Rail Neer Plants at Nangloi (Delhi) and Danapur (Patna) each produces approximately 1.02 lakh bottles of 1 litre capacity per day while Palur (Chennai) plant produces 1.8 lakh bottles of same capacity per day.
Six packaged drinking water bottling plants are proposed to be set up at Ambala, Amethi, Mal, Nasik, Farakka and Parasala. Besides the above, one Rail Neer plant is also under construction at Ambernath (Mumbai) by IRCTC
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source - PIB