You can find plastic bottle crushing machines at suburban railway stations soon

Feedbacks from the existing machines at CSTM and Churchgate railway stations are being collected

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Mumbai’s railway stations are soon getting plastic bottle crushing machines. The railways are down with a plan to install 60 machines on both central and western line railway stations following an implementation of the Maharashtra plastic ban from June 23. 

As per the plan, two machines will be installed at 17 Central Railway (CR) stations each including Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM), Byculla, Dadar, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Mulund, and Thane. Among the 25 Western Railway (WR) stations that are going to get one machine each are Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Charni Road, Dadar, Bandra, Khar, Vile Parle, Andheri, and Borivali.

The machines will be installed next to food stalls so that the commuters can easily dispose off the bottles after use. These will benefit the railways as it manufactures, packaged drinking water Rail Neer which is only available at railway stations sold in plastic bottles.

Earlier, two plastic bottle crushing machines at CSTM and one each at Mumbai Central and Churchgate railway stations were installed by the Indian Railway Catering Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on a trial basis. Feedbacks from the existing machines are being collected for 17 more stations to be equipped with the machines.

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