Govt briefs Parliament on bio-toilets in Railways

Retro-fitment of bio-toilets is also being done in coaching depots

Indian Railways have planned to install environment-friendly bio-toilets in railway coaches.

For this, all new coaches, being turned out from coach Production Units of Indian Railways, are fitted with bio-toilets and all railway workshops have been instructed to retro-fit bio-toilets in all the existing in-service eligible coaches undergoing mid-life rehabilitation and periodical overhaul.

Retro-fitment of bio-toilets is also being done in coaching depots.

As of now, approximately 70% of the total passenger carrying coaches over Indian Railways have been installed with bio-toilets and it is proposed to complete the work of installation of bio-toilets in balance coaches by the year 2019.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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