Free water cannot be provided to the commuters, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) told the Delhi High Court during a hearing.
"DMRC does not have its own source of providing drinking water and it is also dependent on Delhi Jal Board and other agencies for the same", DMRC said.
Reiteraiting in the afidavit filed in the court, DMRC said that drinking water is available across the network of its metro station for a price of Rs. 2.
The Delhi High Court was hearing the appeal against a single judge’s order that Delhi Metro users do not have the right to free drinking water.
"Every person has the right to drinking water nut not at free of cost", said the single judge. The order came after a plea seeking directions for Delhi Metro to provide free drinking water toilet facilities at its stations, media reports said.
Informing the court, Delhi Metro said water at a cost of Rs. 2 is available across all metro stations and in case, if it is not available, the commuters can ask for water from metro staff without any cost.
The affidavit further stated that the corporation has been regularly interacting with the Delhi Metro commuters for the purpose of feedback on the aspects which require any improvement or special emphasis.