New Delhi: With a focus on cleanliness and hygiene, the New Delhi Railway Station may soon be fitted with stainless steel toilets on a pilot basis.
Railway authorities in the national capital said that after receiving positive feedback from passengers they will expand the project and install more steel toilets on other platforms.
These stainless steel toilets are easier to clean and more hygienic in comparison to the existing ones, said the divisional railway manager, Delhi division, Arun Arora.
“Soon, the first stainless steel toilet will be installed at the New Delhi Railway Station, and passengers’ feedback will be taken about its effectiveness. Feedback will also be received from railway workers about the toilet’s operation and maintenance,” said Mr Arora.
Based on a positive feedback from passengers and sanitation workers, more stainless steel toilets will be installed, he said. As per the plan, these toilets will be installed at platforms, concourse and circulating areas of the station premises.
Railways is also mooting to build toilets at all the platforms in the New Delhi Railway Station. Officials said that the decision to construct toilets at all the platforms is taken to dissuade passengers from using toilets on stationary trains.
Presently, only platform number one and 16 have toilet facilities for male and female passengers. Three platforms have urinals for men. After the New Delhi Railway Station, stainless steel toilets will be installed in other railway stations in Anand Vihar, Old Delhi and Nizamuddin.
In a later phase, all the existing toilets will be replaced with the stainless steel ones. “These stainless toilets have several benefits. Apart from easy maintenance and cleanliness, they are more durable,” added Mr Arora.