Bio-Toilets In Trains and at Railway Stations
As on date, about 67,000 bio-toilets have been installed in passenger coaches and 45 bio-toilets have been set up at railway stations. Prior to the launch of first Green Corridor scheme between Rameswaram and Manamadurai in July 2016, about 43,000 bio-toilets were installed in coaches till 31.07.2016.
Year-wise tentative details of bio-toilets installed in coaches and set up at railway stations are as under:
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During 2017-18, it is targeted to install 40,000 bio-toilets in passenger carrying coaches and funds of ₹600 Crore have been allocated in Railway Budget 2017-18 for Environment Friendly Coach Toilet systems.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 31.03.2017 (Friday).