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The Times of India

Nashik: A high tech water purifier, to be installed for free at the Nashik Road railway station, is ready with a city based NGO, but the railway authorities are yet to identify the spot for it.

Anjuman-e-Hakimi Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat had proposed to install the ultra violet (UV) water purifier that treats microbiologically unsafe water with germicidal UV light and the railway divisional headquarters at Bhusawal gave the go ahead for it late last year.

Asked why the delay in finding a spot for the purifier, a railway official said a survey is under way to identify the right spot for the water purifier. ‘We have to place the device at a location where water from the overhead tank will be purified and linked to the taps at proper pressure. We are working on the different spots where the device can be installed.’

Mufaddal Parvez, a functionary of the NGO, said passengers face problems due to a lack of drinking water at the station as the water dispenser there is non functional.

‘We want to provide clean drinking water to passengers at the station for free. The water filtration plant will have a capacity to filter 500 litres of water per hour. It will be fully automatic and function 24×7. It will be connected to several taps at the station.’

According to him, a cooler in the filtration plant would be made functional during summer, so that passengers can get cold water.

The organisation’s initiative will be a boon for thousands of passengers as the only other water dispenser at the station has been lying defunct for several months.

‘The responsibility for maintaining the device and changing the filter every three months, will be borne by the trust,’ said Parvez.

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