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Secunderabad Railway station offers drinking water made from air at Rs 5/litre

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​Drinking water made from air
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​Drinking water made from air

Claimed to be the first such initiative on Indian Railways, the South Central Railway has installed an 'Atmospheric Water Generator' kiosk at the Secunderabad Railway Station.

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​Produces
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​Produces

The kiosk installed on the first platform produces around 1,000 litres per day.

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​Charges
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​Charges

It is proposed to charge Rs 8 per litre along with bottle and Rs 5 per litre if passengers bring their own container.

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​Make in India
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​Make in India

The kiosk was installed as part of the Green Initiatives and Water Conservation measures adopted by the SCR.

This technology is developed under 'Make in India' by Maithri Aquatech, and is named Meghdoot.

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​How Meghdoot works
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​How Meghdoot works

In this system, instead of using regular water for filtration and consumption, water is directly harvested from the air through a series of steps.

Air flows into the machine through a system which filters out contaminants present in the moisture-laden air. The filtered air passes through a cooling chamber wherein the air is condensed. The condensed air is converted into water and drops into a storage tank provided for the purpose.

The water passes through multiple-levels of filteration which removes odour and any other impurities and then it passes through an Ultra Violet ray (UV) system.

Essential minerals are added to the filtered water before it is ready for consumption.

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​Safe and healthy drinking water
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​Safe and healthy drinking water

The water produced under this system fulfils the norms of World Health Organisation and also Indian standards for consumption and is also approved by the Ministry of Jal Shakti as a safe and healthy drinking water.

SCR has plans to set up similar kiosks in other railways stations as well.

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