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All trains to have bio-toilets by 2019

About 63,000 bio-toilets have been installed in more than 800 trains.

GN Bureau | March 16, 2017


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All passenger trains will have bio-toilets by 2019, the Lok Sabha was informed.
 
Union minister Suresh Prabhu said that it was earlier targeted to fit bio-toilets in the entire fleet of coaches by the year 2021-22 but now the bio-toilet fitment target has been pushed forward to be completed by the year 2019.
 
Bio-toilets, based on the indigenous design and technology developed in association with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), are being placed in the coaches.
 
As on February 28, about 63,000 bio-toilets have been installed in passenger carrying coaches running in more than 800 trains.
 
All the new coaches are being equipped with bio-toilets/environment friendly toilets.
 
 

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