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MSRTC launches packaged drinking water under the brand 'Nathjal'

'Nathjal' will be available in 650 ml and 1-litre bottles at all bus stands and has been priced at INR 10 and 15, respectively. Officials are planning to expand the same at as many bus stations as possible, in a phase-wise manner.

MSRTC launches packaged drinking water under the brand 'Nathjal'
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Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has been facing financial difficulties since the last few months and with an aim to recover the losses, the ST Corporation undertook a number of initiatives. In a recent announcement, the corporation has launched its brand of bottled water, which aims to increase its revenue.

As per reports, MSRTC, on Monday, November 2, 2020, has launched 'Nathjal' with a focus to provide low-cost and pure potable water to the commuters. The bottled water will be available at the bus stations for INR 10 and 15, and a private company based out of Pune has been selected for bottled water supply. The new initiative was inaugurated by Transport Minister and President of ST Corporation Adv. Anil Parab.

The corporation plans to sell the drinking water at every bus stand of the corporation. Talking about the same, he said, "The bottled water of other companies cannot be sold on ST stands. The MSRTC has taken the responsibility of making quality water available to the passengers at affordable rates." Over the decades, Maharashtra has seen a great tradition of Warkari sector, whereby the Guru is called 'Nath'. Sharing more, Minister Parab said that the official bottled drinking water being named 'Nathjal' is a moment of honour for Maharashtra.

'Nathjal' will be available in 650 ml and 1-litre bottles at all bus stands and has been priced at INR 10 and 15, respectively. Officials are planning to expand the same at as many bus stations as possible, in a phase-wise manner. As per records, the ST will get 45 paise for every 650 ml of bottled water and one rupee for one little bottled water.

Over the last 2 months, more than 4,500 ST employees have been in the best transport service for 1,000 buses, and their accommodation and meals were arranged by a private organization. However, the difference between the working hours of the employees and the delivery of the meal from the concerned company had created problems. as many complaints were made by the employees. Keeping this in mind, the company's meal contract has also been cancelled on an immediate basis and officials have been directed to give daily meal allowance, in cash, to all the employees.

A total of seven teams have been formed to inspect the accommodation of the employees on a daily basis and a report will be submitted based on the facilities provided to the employees. Parab further asked the officials to process the daily allowance as per their demand.

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