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NEW DELHI: About 48000 bio-toilets have been installed by Indian Railways (IR) in trains’ coaches till 31.10.2016. It is targeted to fit bio-toilets in the entire fleet of coaches Indian Railways (IR) by the year 2021-22.
The additional cost of providing bio-toilets in one coach (4 bio-toilets) is Rs 4 lakhs approximately and for those old coaches, which require replacement of structural members for fitment of bio-toilets, the additional cost is approximately Rs 15.64 lakhs per coach.
Bio-toilets, based on the indigenous design and technology developed in association with Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), are being installed in coaches by Indian Railways.
The development is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16 November 2016, Wednesday.