Bio Toilets in Trains
About 48000 bio-toilets have been installed by Indian Railways (IR) in trains’ coaches till 31.10.2016. It is targeted to fit bio-toilets in the entire fleet of coaches Indian Railways (IR) by the year 2021-22. The additional cost of providing bio-toilets in one coach (4 bio-toilets) is ₹4 lakhs approximately and for those old coaches, which require replacement of structural members for fitment of bio-toilets, the additional cost is approximately ₹15.64 lakhs per coach. Bio-toilets, based on the indigenous design and technology developed in association with Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), are being installed in coaches by Indian Railways.
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 16 November 2016, Wednesday.
Source : PIB