Bokaro Press Club opens Water Kiosks to quench commuters’ thirst
As the mercury crossed the 42 degree Celsius mark, the Bokaro Press Club (BPC) has opened a water kiosk (Piao) at Naya More to quench the thirst of commuters. Around 15 more kiosks will be opened shortly across the city, informed Surender Prasad a member of the Club.
Traffic DSP Sunil Rajwar today unveiled the kiosk. Speaking of the occasion Rajwar said, “This is a very good initiative taken by scribes, more people or organisation should come forward for this noble move. Water is the fundamental needs of every person, clean water (bottled) are available at Rs 20 to 25 per liters in the market. The poor can not afford to buy. The initiative will help keep people healthy, as most diseases are spread through water this summer,” added DSP.
Keeping in view the heat wave and aiming to provide pure drinking water to the public the Club has decided to set up water kiosks across the city, said Vinod Ojha, Vice-president of the club. “It will soon add more water kiosks to ease summer woes not only in Bokaro but in Chas city too. Presently waters at kiosks would be stored in earthen vessels covered with clothes,” he added.
“In future, we have planned for installing permanents kiosks with water cooling facilities”, he said. “These booths will run round the clock, each unit will consist of a water kiosk with earthen vessels, mug, dustbin and glasses to drink water,” said Hareram Bharti one of the Board of Directors of the Club. “The kiosks will come up in a phased manner”, he added.