Forget stinking toilets! These Indian Railways stations set to get free AC toilets
The toilets at Indian Railways station premises are used by thousands of people daily.
Indian Railways is all set to give a makeover to its stinking and unhygienic toilets. The Central Railway (CR) has decided to provide people with clean and inodorous toilets. The toilets at Indian Railways station premises are infamous for foul smells and dirty conditions. Now the CR has upgraded the toilets at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Thane railway station. The old toilets have been renovated and have been equipped with air-conditioning. These toilets will be made operational soon.
The CR will take up the cleaning of the dirty toilets to make them free of the foul odour in the first phase. In the second phase, the reconstruction and upgradation of the toilets will be taken up. “We are also taking up the challenge of changing faces of toilets at stations like Govandi where the situation is pathetic. We are building luxury toilets which shall have all amenities one would find in high-end hotels,” said a senior CR official to DNA.
The toilets at Indian Railways station premises are used by thousands of people daily. The CR has been in touch with some specialised agencies that maintain toilets. The authorities are also entering into agreements with such agencies that would take care of toilet blocks at stations like Vangani, Ulhasnagar, Badlapur and Ambernath.
Most of the free to use toilets at station premises are badly maintained. Sometimes, users even find pay and use toilets in the dirty condition.
The railways is also trying to give some cosmetic changes to these toilets with the help of industrial cleaning agents, air fresheners and other things.
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Recently, Western Railway has said that starting October 2, commuters will be able to WhatsApp their complaints regarding unclean toilets directly to authorities on given numbers. For example, the WhatsApp number for the Western Railway is 9004499773, while it is 9987645307 for Central Railway.