Hyderabad: The state-run Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) today signed an MoU with Bisleri International for sale of bottled water at bus stations in the state from December 10.
“In order to curb sale of local branded, spurious and unsafe water bottled at more exorbitant prices in the bus stations, today in Bus Bhavan, TSRTC entered into MoU with M/s Bisleri International Pvt Ltd, as its business partner to supply branded bottled water in the bus stations with effect from December 10,” TSRTC said in a statement.
The stalls in bus stations are at present allowed to sell bottled water, but complaints have been received about the sale of non-branded bottled water and that too at exorbitant rates, it said.
“To curb the sale of local branded spurious and unsafe water bottles at more than MRP rates in the bus stations, it is decided to enter into a business partnership with national brands having ISI and fulfilling Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) standards in the process, TSRTC has selected M/s Bisleri International Pvt Ltd as its business partner,” it said.
The Bisleri company would sell the bottled water with TSRTC logo, the release said, adding that existing drinking water facilities, such as tap water and RO plant water in bus stations would also continue.