Indian Railways has decided to remove one toilet each from over 40 thousand coaches citing space constraints. As per reports, the Indian Railways lacks sufficient space to keep food trays and beverages in train coaches. They are generally kept in the vestibule near the toilet area, which not only is a health hazard but also unclean, CNN-News18reported.
The move comes amid a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pointing out railway’s shoddy treatment towards its passengers, neglecting their health and hygiene.
As per the plan, the free space created by removing the toilet will be used by railway caterers.
The railways on 13 June had launched an ambitious retro-fitment mission. Under this project, 40,000 old coaches will be refurbished and retrofitted in the next five years with several added safety and security features. Read More…
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