Earlier ,while travelling by cars, our elders had earmarked some way side hand pumps here drinking water was meetha and cool .
As a child l , as an outsider was very surprised to find that in Delhi drinking water was sold in refrigerated vans. In late 1960 s the cost was 3 paise per glass.
Bombay was progressive. Eateries were granted licences on the condition that even passerby / non customers had to provided with free drinking water.