Indian Railways set up ‘Meghdoot’ machines at Mumbai stations.


  • Indian Railways set up *Meghdoot’ machines at Dadar, Thane and other stations of Mumbai Division, Maharashtra.
  • The ‘Meghdoot’ machines use innovative technology to convert water vapour in the air into potable clean drinking water.
  • It utilizes the science of condensation to extract water vapour from the surrounding atmosphere.
    Meghdoot machines are research-driven and it does not need source water. Also the technology is environmentally-friendly with zero maintenance.
Key Points:
  • Maithri Aquatech Pvt Ltd. was awarded to set up 17 ‘Meghdoot, Atmospheric Water Generator Kiosks’ over Mumbai Division of Central Railway under NINFRIS (New, Innovative Non Fare Revenue Ideas Scheme) policy for a period of 5 years.
  • The company has also collaborated with the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Hyderabad to produce water of the highest quality.
  • It uses an Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) to convert water vapour in the air into fresh and clean drinking water.
  • The Licence fee of this innovative project is Rs 25,50,000 per annum, in which Rs 1,50,000 per year for each Kiosk at 6 stations- CSMT-5, Dadar -5, Kurla-1, Thane -4, Ghatkopar -1, Vikhroli- 1.

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