Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday announced that it saved over 650 million litres of water in 2018-19 through the adoption of the 'dry car wash initiative'.
They said 650 million litres is 203 per cent higher than the amount of water saved in 2016-17.
Maruti Suzuki had, reportedly, saved 216 million litres in 2016-17.
As per sources, the company said that it had washed nearly 6.9 million vehicles using dry car wash system at Maruti Suzuki workshops in 2018-19.
The dry car wash initiative of Maruti was focussed on the cities where water shortage is prevalent.
"At Maruti Suzuki, we identify and promote measures that delight car ownership experience for our customers plus help conserve environment. All our service initiatives like dry wash, paperless service experience etc. are designed to enhance customer comfort and convenience without compromising on environment.
"Dry wash at our dealer workshops help us do our bit to give back to the society. We request over 18 million customers, who visit our workshops every year, to opt for dry wash and help conserve water for our coming generations," Partho Banerjee, Executive Director, Service, Maruti Suzuki India, said.
Big cities -- Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Nagpur and Chennai -- have had a major contribution in the dry car wash initiative as they had saved as much as 160 million litres of water by themselves.
The Dry Car Wash system involves using comparatively lesser quantity of water without compromising on the quality of cleaning.
With Maruti Suzuki's initiative across a number of workshops, the company not just plans to have a cost-effective method for workshops, but also make this entire process more environment-friendly.