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HC asks Railways: Why permit sale of only ‘Rail Neer’ at stations

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Indian Railways as to why sale of only one brand of mineral water is permitted at railway stations whereas different brands and varieties of water and food are available.

A division bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging a circular issued by the railway authorities last year.

The circular directed contractors and caterers having stalls on platforms and railway stations to stock and sell only ‘Rail Neer’, packaged drinking water supplied by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

The high court has directed railway authorities and IRCTC to consider the contentions mentioned in the PIL and file their reply in four weeks. (ANI)

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