Two corrupt Indian Railways officials suspended in fake water bottle scam

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New Delhi | Published: October 18, 2015 10:19:49 AM

The Railway Ministry has suspended two of its officials for their involvement in an alleged fake water bottle scam.

The Railway Ministry has suspended two of its officials for their involvement in an alleged fake water bottle scam.

Railway Ministry sources were quoted by All India Radio, as saying that the accused had shown favour to private firms in supply of cheap packaged drinking water other than the mandatory Rail Neer in premium trains, including Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express.

They also did not take any action against the private parties despite repeated reminders by IRCTC for non-picking of allotted quota of Rail Neer.

The private caterers were supplying cheap brands of water bottle instead of Rail Neer to obtain undue profit.

The Railway Board had prescribed that IRCTC will provide Rail Neer at a rate of ten rupees 50 paise per bottle to private caterers who would be paid around 15 rupees per bottle for supplying the same to the passengers.

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