Introduction of 30,000 Bio-Toilets in Trains by the Next Financial Year
The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today introduced a string of measures to improve the cleanliness on stations and trains. Clean my Coach service on Pan India basis is introduced, where a passenger can request cleaning of his/her coach/toilets on demand through SMS. A1 and A classes of stations are ranked based on periodic third party audit and passenger feedback. He proposed setting up of waste segregation and recycling centers at A1 stations in a phased manner. He has set a target of 30000 bio-toilets in the next financial year.
The Railway Minister has proposed to undertake awareness campaigns to improve cleanliness at select stations, station approach roads and adjacent colonies. He also said that portable bio toilets will be provided at all platforms of select stations to cater to the demand of senior citizens, persons with disabilities and women passengers. Innovative means of providing and maintaining toilets through advertisement rights, CSR sponsorship, etc to be explored
Source Ministry of Railways 25-February, 2016