Metro commuters in Lucknow will soon enjoy free toilets and chilled drinking water. Photo: Hindustan Times

In a first for India, Lucknow Metro will soon offer commuters chilled water and toilet facilities at its stations free of charge, according to media reports.

“We are building three toilets each for men and women and one seat for physically challenged persons at all 21 Metro stations. These will be available only for commuters who pay using token or the Go-Smart card,” a Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation official was quoted as saying.

In order to keep the stations clean,  disposable glasses or bottles will not be offered at the water kiosks, which means people will have to bring their own refillable containers. An official told Times of India, “It will be an environment-conscious project, so we will discourage use of plastic at our stations.”

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