Indian Railways Set Up ‘Meghdoot’ Machines at Mumbai Stations

Indian Railways Set Up ‘Meghdoot’ Machines at Mumbai Stations

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Category : National Published on: September 01 2022

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  • In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of innovation, Indian Railways have set up ‘Meghdoot’ machines at Dadar, Thane and other stations of Mumbai Division.
  • The unique ‘Meghdoot’ machines use innovative technology to convert water vapour in the air into potable water.
  • According to the official, a contract for setting up 17 ‘MEGHDOOT’, Atmospheric Water Generator Kiosks’ over Mumbai Division of Central Railway under NINFRIS policy for a period of 5 years has been awarded to Maithri Aquatech Pvt Ltd.
  • An Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) is a device that extracts water from ambient air. The technology 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.
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