BMC to install Water ATMs at public places

The development come after Corporator Asha Marathe had put forward a proposal with BMC which was recently approved after the initiative had received positive response from the Mumbaikars

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After a successful run at railway stations, Mumbaikars will soon be benefited by water ATMs at public places across the city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued Proposal of Interest for the project and has invited bids from interested parties. The civic body intends to reduce the use of plastic by extending the initiative from railway platforms to the streets.

In order to get potable water in the city while travelling, Mumbaikars had to pay ₹15-₹20 for a one-litre plastic bottle. After which, BMC had installed water ATMs at various railway stations and move was welcomed by the commuters. Taking that in consideration, BMC has decided to install water ATMs at public places along with tourist spots such as Gateway of India, Juhu Chowpatty, Girgaon Chowpatty.

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The development come after Corporator Asha Marathe had put forward a proposal with BMC which was recently approved after the initiative had received positive response from the Mumbaikars.

Currently, there are also various water drinking fountains in Mumbai that were built during British Rule. While the water in the fountains is potable, majority of them have been deemed non-functional by the civic body. Therefore, the municipal corporation has stated that it will repair these water drinking fountains.

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