Bio Toilets in Trains
Bio-toilets, based on the indigenous design & technology developed in association with Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), are being proliferated in the coaches of Indian Railways (IR). As on 28.02.2017, about 63,000 bio-toilets have been installed in passenger carrying coaches. Coaches equipped with bio-toilets are running in more than 800 trains over IR network.
In current year 2016-17, more than 2,500 bio-toilets have been installed in existing in-service old coaches in West Central Railway till 28.02.2017.
Mechanical Staff are always endeavouring to ensure proper cleanliness and hygiene on trains. Improvement in design of bio-toilets is a continual process.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 15.03.2017 (Wednesday).