Indore, April 11, 2012: Indore-Jammutavi Malwa Express (12919/12920) has become the first train of Western Railway to have bio-toilet in its coaches. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed the rack to keep the railway station environment clean for workers working at the tracks. The service will also help to produce minimum waste immersion.
Under this project, anaerobic bacteria will be used to maintain the sanitation as it can survive below 60 degree Celsius and can multiply itself as double in six to eight hours. When it comes in contact of human waste, it disposes the same using Carbon Dioxide, Methane and liquid and the liquid also get disposed thereafter.
The bio-toilet has been attached with a 500 litres capacity retention tank that has been installed beneath the toilet floor with seven chambers. Every chamber is filled with the bacteria, decompose liquid and chlorine tablets.
This is an ambitious project of Indian Railways to keep the railway station/tracks clean by reducing pollution. (Source: DNA)