New Delhi, July 10: With the onset of the rainy season, sale of spurious drinking water bottles is back at railway stations across the country. Many people buy this 'mineral water' bottle, totally unaware that its a tap water and it may be contaminated. In a major crackdown on the sale of spurious mineral water bottles, raids were carried out at more than 300 places. Rail Ticket Scam: After Nabbing Touts, Now Role of Insiders Under Scanner.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that over 800 people, including four managers of pantry cars, were arrested and 48,860 spurious mineral water bottles recovered. The action was taken after multiple complaints of passengers. Rat Water Video Of Bandra Railway Station Goes Viral Days After Kurla's Nimbu Paani Episode.
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Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal: A major crackdown on those who sell spurious mineral water was carried out at more than 300 places.More than 800 persons,including manager of 4 pantry cars,were arrested&48,860 bottles recovered.Action was taken on the complaint of passengers. pic.twitter.com/3knBTIA5Is
— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2019
According to reports, selling spurious water bottle business is blooming as they just need to refill used bottles and just seal them with original brand levels intact. Lemon Juice Banned At All Railway Stations on Central Line After Footage of Kurla Railway Station Nimbu Paani Vendor Goes Viral; Watch Video.
Most of these shops are in railway stations and street vendors nearby also sell this unhealthy water. Most of the time, the water is actually just tap or borewell water, which can cause serious health issues. Some traders also use filtered water but without any licence.