Hyderabad, February 7
Public have to be careful when buying a mineral water bottle as a lot of spurious ones are in the market . Water bottles with labels of fake brands are being sold at bus stands, railway stations and other public places in the city. Such places are vulnerable because generally people do not notice whether the water bottle is branded or not as they are in a rush to catch a bus or train.
It is even more shocking to know that not only water, but there are fake tomato sauce, ginger garlic paste, milk and the list seems endless.
A few people are filling the bottles with normal water and affixing labels of branded companies. Passengers, who do not dare to drink tap water in bus stands and railway stations, buy mineral water bottles. They are aghast to know that the water bottles are spurious.
The news came to light when police took a trader recently into custody, based on reliable information.
Already water cans with spurious water is being supplied to houses. The public questioned that how the government officials, who could not stop fake water cans to households, would prevent fake water bottles.
Spurious water bottles sales are rampant at Secunderabad, Nampally, Kachiguda railway stations and also at Mahatma Gandhi bus stand, Jubilee bus stand and other major bus stands on the outskirts of the city.