Navi Mumbaikars to get free bottled water from SBI General

Initiative undertaken to help the public beat the heat

SBI General Insurance Company will be distributing free water bottles to anyone and everyone in the satellite city. The company van will be coming to Navi Mumbai on 3rd of June and it will distribute water in different areas of Navi Mumbai from Panvel to Vashi.

Earlier, the company had succeeded in providing 30,000 bottles to the people across Andheri, Dadar, Bandra, Ghatkopar and Mahalaxmi. The initiative, which is titled “Free Water on Wheels,” aims to come up with unique ideas and thus help in social responsibilities.

Pushan Mahapatra, MD and CEO of SBI General Insurance inaugurated the water wagon on May 21st, 2019 to begin the activity from Andheri. The wagon has already covered prime locations like Chembur, Ghatkopar, Mohammad Ali Road, Goregaon, Mumbai Central, Grant Road Station, Saifee Hospital, Churchgate Station and Gateway of India. It will cover the remainder of the city before 4th June, 2019.

Speaking to Newsband, Pushan Mahapatra, MD and CEO, SBI General Insurance said, “We have organised the initiative keeping in mind the need for water to quench thirst of the people like traffic police, dabba walla, delivery guys, watchmen who work in the heat to keep Mumbai going. Till date around 30,000 bottles and close to 8000 litres of water have already been distributed.”


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