Railways’ first vacuum toilets on trial in Dibrugarh Rajdhani from Monday

By PTI  economictimes.indiatimes.com

NEW DELHI: Stinking washrooms on trains may become a thing of the past with the railways launching the trial run of vacuum toilet on Dibrugarh Rajdhani from Monday.

Vacuum toilet, a first in railways, will be on trial in Dibrugarh Rajdhani from September 14, said a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project.

Fitted in the First AC coach at an estimated cost of about Rs 3 lakh, the vucuum toilet is also equipped with the bio-digester system.

Vacuum toilets are currently operational in aircraft.

According to the plan, railways will initially install 80 such toilets on a Shatabdi Express train, the official said. More info

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