Motibagh Workshop is working on the design of bio-toilets to get rid of the stench and also pare its weight to help transform Indian Railways into a Green Railways. The bio-toilet unit is one of its kind over Indian Railway established in 2011 to stop discharging of night soil onto the tracks. Informing about the developments, Chief Workshop Manager, Motibagh Workshop, P S Khairkar, said that they have modified the design of bio-toilet and tests are on the new lighter version of the unit.
Bio-toilet technology was developed by DRDO and the technical know how was passed onto Railways which then zeroed on spare space in Motibagh Workshop to establish its manufacturing unit. The next year target to bio-toilets to be supplied all over Indian Railways is about 3,000, Khairkar informed the newspersons during the interaction on Tuesday.
To cater to Railways, Motibagh Workshop is doubling the capacity of the inoculum mixture plant, the chemical helps to convert the night soil into methane and also purifies the water in the bio-tank. Read More…
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