Ministry of Railways

Bio-Toilets in Trains  

Posted On: 27 DEC 2017 4:53PM by PIB Delhi

  Railway has set in house target to complete the work of installation of bio-toilets in coaches by March 2019. To achieve this, all railway workshops have been instructed to compulsorily install bio-toilets in all existing in-service eligible coaches undergoing mid life rehabilitation & periodical overhaul. Retro-fitment of bio-toilets in existing in-service coaches is also being done to a limited extent in coaching depots.

Approximately 55% of the total passenger carrying coaches over Indian Railways have been installed with bio-toilets.

Bio-toilets are an important step towards ‘Swachh Bharat’. It keeps tracks clear of human excreta .

   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 27.12.2017 (Wednesday).

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