News: Indian Railways to install “Green Toilets” in passenger trains

About 50,000 railways coaches to be retrofitted with green toilets at the cost of Rs.500 crores …
·        Indian Railways in collaboration with Rural Development Ministry taken up project to equip passenger trains with environment-friendly toilet system in order to improve hygiene for passengers
·        About 50,000 railways coaches would be installed with “Green Toilets” costing about Rs.500 crores over the span of next 4-5 years. Amount would equally shared between Indian Railways and Rural Development Ministry
·        The new toilet system is designed by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) costing approximately Rs. 1,00,000 per piece
·        “Green Toilets” would have zero discharge toilet system (ZDTS) on running trains which would result in improved hygiene especially on railway tracks at stations
·        Indian Railways would manufacture new coaches fitted with Green Toilet Systems at Kapurthala in Punjab and Perambur in Tamil Nadu