Railway’s smart toilets soon at railway stations!In a move aimed at countering usual complaints of unhygienic conditions of toilets at railway stations, Indian railways is installing state of the art and portable Namma toilets at various railway stations across the country. The first sets of these toilets called namma toilets have been installed by the Ferozepur Division at Katra railway station which will soon be inaugrated by railway minister Suresh Prabhu. These smart toilets can be installed in areas where drainage system is not available as these come armed with septic tank with a bio-enzyme based treatment system which treats the waste for harmful bacteria. Whats more that they also have the option of a batch waste treatment system which controls the waste water let out and this water can be used for watering nearby trees.
Giving more info on the project, Anuj Prakash,Divisional Railway Manager (DRM),Firozpur Division said, “Namma toilets have been built keeping in view the usage conditions by the general public and are actually a revolution in public toilets as along with being eco friendly they are fire retardant, acid and alkali proof these have a very high impact strength. Moreover these are portable and therefore can be fixed anywhere and that too in minimum of space. Another smart feature of these toilets is that they are easy to clean and that too without any use of acids or bleaches. The paint used in the toilet is resistant to scratches and graffiti and is also resistant to bacterial growth” He also said, “Indian railways has installed the first Namma toilets at Katra which will soon be inaugurated by railway minister. In next phase we plan to install these at various stations of Punjab including Ludhiana, Amristar and Jalandhar”
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