Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation expects to sell around 13,000 bottles per day in Coimbatore
The stage is all set in Coimbatore for the launch of one-litre Amma bottled drinking water, which will be available at Rs. 10, on Monday. Stalls have already been erected in 13 bus stands located across urban and rural areas of Coimbatore. Sale was to commence on Sunday but the stalls await water bottle stocks from the Transport Department’s Gummidipoondi plant near Chennai. Amma Drinking Water would be sold in all long-distance government buses and bus stands across the State with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa launching the scheme on Sunday to mark with the 105th birth anniversary of Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai.
Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) expects to sell around 13,000 bottles per day in Coimbatore, official sources told The Hindu here on Sunday.
A member of the TNSTC staff said that the sales were expected to commence from 7 a m. on Monday across the city and districts.
State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) officials said that the water bottles would be sold in all the 66 long-distance buses proceeding from Coimbatore besides at counters set up at the SETC bus stand at Gandhipuram. The SETC pegs the combined requirement of the sales at buses and counters to be around 2,000 bottles per day.
TNSTC sources said that stalls have been set up at bus stands at Gandhipuram, Ukkadam and Singanallur besides at Sulur, Perur, Thudiyalur, Marudamalai, Kinathukadavu, Valparai, Pollachi, Mettupalayam and Annur.