WCR mulls sanitised, aromatic toilet cover in premier trains

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2017 13:00:36

By Ankita Garg,

West Central Railway (WCR) has come up with sanitised and aromatic cover in toilets of Shatabdi and Bhopal Express trains, giving relaxation to the passengers fed-up with dirty toilets. Railway has started working on sanitised and aromatic toilet project for all premier trains like Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Express trains running through Bhopal Railway Station. There will be automatic dispensable sanitised cover in toilet seats.

A small dispenser will be installed in all toilets including 200 biodegradable sanitised seats. The sanitised seats will be aromatic and after every use, old seat would be dispensed off and new seat would be set up. There will be also sensor on toilet seat to inform about available number of seats for replacement. These seats are not reusable and it will be disposed off after one time use.

“Testing for such machine has been already done in first class coaches for a few trains. Soon machine installation will be started in all premier trains,” said IA Siddique, Public Relations Officer of WCR. He further informed that successful testing of machine was done in first class AC coaches of Rajdhani Express operated by WCR.

Feedback of the machine is very positive and now Railways has ordered more number of machines for installing in other trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Bhopal Express. PRO Siddique said passengers and train staff have given positive response of the machine and they said it is really hygienic and aromatic.

Siddique further mentioned that railway is going through common complaints from all regions about stinking toilets. Recently railway has launched bio-toilet campaign in all trains across country. Railway minister Piyush Goel has targeted to upgrade all trains toilet with bio-toilet in next six months.
He said soon problem of stinking toilets in all trains will be solved. After successful installation of machine in premier trains, railway will start the project in other general trains too.