Bio-toilets in trains: Work far from over

By Santoshee Gulabkali Mishra

Only 10 per cent of the installation work of bio-toilets has been completed till date, with 438 coaches of long distance trains( mail trains) on the Central Railways of Mumbai now having bio-toilets.

This is done in accordance with the Railway Board’s guidelines to maintain hygiene and cleanliness in the trains and on the tracks. At present, trains have flush toilets – which means human waste is dumped directly on the track.

“We have fitted bio-toilets in 430-odd coaches which includes the general coaches, second ac and third tier ac coaches also,” said a Central Railway (CR) official. More info

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