Wednesday, August 4

40 bio-toilets to come up for traffic cops at major signals across Kolkata

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Keeping in mind the traffic cops working for long, Kolkata Police planned to install bio-toilets near major traffic signal points across the city. This will help the cops return to their duty spots after attending to nature’s call.

“Recently, the police commissioner Aunj Sharma held a meeting where he gave a nod to the installation of 40 bio-toilets near the traffic signals. Earlier in 2017, some NGOs had donated bio-toilets to Kolkata Police, but most of these toilets became redundant due to the lack of proper maintenance,” said a police officer. Later, more such toilets will come up in the city.

Sharma said, ” The bio-toilets will help the traffic police a lot. The toilets will be installed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals for cleaner environment.”

Kolkata Police are planning to install bio-toilets because there are space constraints near traffic signals to set up proper toilets. A bio-toilet is an alternative to traditional waste disposal, said the officer. He added that as of now, many cops have to use the toilets of neighbourhood hotels.

Anirban Mukherjee, who works in the field of bio-toilet technology, said that each bio-toilet block costs around Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000. “Each toilet block should have a 200-litre water tank with mobile charging and other facilities,” he added.


Source: Times of India

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