The work for setting up of six packaged drinking water (PDW) bottling plants at Mal, Nasik, Farakka, Amethi, Ambala and Trivandrum on PPP basis as announced in the Railway Budget 2010-11, has already been initiated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism corporation (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Railways. Out of these locations, developer-cum-operators have been appointed for Ambala and Amethi. Further, tenders for locations viz. Parassala (near Trivandrum) and Nasik have been floated.
Three Rail Neer Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) Bottling Plants at Ambernath, Nagpur and Nasik are to be set up by IRCTC in Maharashtra State. The approximate cost for setting up PDW plant at Abernath is Rs. 22 crore and Rs. 8 crore each at Nagpur and Nasik. The tentative time proposed for operation of the plant at Ambernath is February 2014 and at Nasik and Nagpur is upto June, 2015.
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.