SWR looks to improve maintenance of bio-toilets in trains

Hubballi: The South Western Railway (SWR), which has been criticized for loss of repairs, has made up our minds to provide more mugs in bio-toilets and deploy more housekeeping personnel on board.
While the SWR has claimed that it effectively implemented the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by means of putting in bio-toilets, a comptroller and auditor general (CAG) document offered within the Lok Sabha in December last yr published the pathetic condition. The document said out of one.02 lakh instances of choking in 2016-17. The highest quantity — 34,841 instances (or 34%) — was noticed in bathrooms maintained by means of the Bengaluru Coaching Depot.

SWR general supervisor A K Gupta informed TOI that the railway zone will install 100% bio-toilets in coaches this yr. "The installation of 70% of bio-toilets has been done. The complaints are there with regard to the maintenance of bio-toilets. We have ensured that the toilets are cleaned at stations. We have kept housekeeping staff on board trains. They are trained to address the issue like the choking of toilets. As far as the mugs are concerned, we have provided sufficient number of mugs. It is a continuous process and will provide more. But the people should also learn to be a part in maintaining cleanliness," he stated.


The general supervisor stated that so far as creating consciousness on the use bio-toilets is anxious, educational stickers are pasted within the bathrooms. "We will show demo in stations on how to use toilets," he added.


Chief public relations officer E Vijaya stated that on every occasion the court cases of choking of bathrooms are reported, the housekeeping personnel attends to the problems in an instant. "Stickers are also pasted on coaches asking the people not to litter the coaches," she added.


Another senior railway professional stated that there was rampant choking of bio-toilets earlier. "It was around 30% earlier and now it has come down to single digit," he stated.


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