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Indian Railways to use vacuum toilets

  • Stinking washrooms on trains may become a thing of the past with the railways launching the trial run of vacuum toilet on Dibrugarh Rajdhani.
  • Fitted in the First AC coach at an estimated cost of about Rs 3 lakh, the vucuum toilet is also equipped with the bio-digester system.
  • Railways will initially install 80 such toilets on a Shatabdi Express train.
  • So far, railways have replaced 17,388 conventional toilets with bio-toilets, about 17,000 more are to be replaced by the end of this year.
  • The environment-friendly vacuum-based toilets consume much less water than conventional ones despite improved efficiency of the flush, aiding water conservation efforts and also help prevent corrosion of rail tracks.

Source: ET

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