Suresh Prabhu India’s Railway Minister famous for bringing new changes in Railways launched Indian’s first Green Train Corridor in Tamilnadu between Rameswaram to Manamadurai.

“Dedicated to the nation, India’s first green rail corridor between Rameswaram and Manamadurai. All trains plying on this green corridor will be fitted with bio toilets, thus ensuring zero human waste discharge on tracks. It is an important milestone in our efforts towards environment protection and Swachh Bharat #TransformingIndia,”

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Here are some  Facts about Green Train Corridor:

1- Nature’s Decomposition Process

Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost.This type of  toilets use natural decomposition process to reduce waste by 90% and convert it into nutrient rich compost.

2- No water Requirement

Water usage depends on the number of people who are using train as their traveling preference. 1.1% of the country’s population travel on a train daily ! So, you can imagine the water consumption required in train. this new Bio-Toilet do not require water hook ups either which is great for our already stressed water supply.

3- No Odor Problem

This will eliminate one of the biggest problem of Indian Rail toilets which is Odor, special kind of design reduces the odor problem. Composting toilets are a way to allow waste to decompose safely and without odors.

4- Use of Anaerobic Bacteria(DRDO Bacteria)

In these toilets, anaerobic bacteria – developed by DRDO and hence called ‘DRDO Bacteria’ – converts human waste into water and gas which is released through outlets. To ensure proper working of the bio-toilets, Southern Railway had established a bio-lab at the coaching depot, which handled the coaches, in September last year for testing the discharge.

Regenerative type anaerobic bacteria in liquid form was poured into the six-chamber retention tanks in the bio-toilets and the bacteria helped in disintegrating human waste into liquid and gas. The liquid would be chlorinated and discharged with no harm to the environment. 

5- Easy Maintenance

The maintenance of these Bio-Toilets are super easy. Composting reduces waste  by almost 90%; the majority of the material inside the toilet is mulch and not waste.

You do not even have to see it with the way Bio-Toilet is designed. Yes, you do have to empty the lower compost tray time to time , depending on how many passengers are using the this toilet, but it is only compost, soil. There is no waste mixed in the tray.

 

How Bio-Toilets work in Indian Railways-

How bio-toilets work indian railways

 

Bio-Toilets Vs Traditional Toilets

bio toilet comparison

With inputs from Quora.com, The Hindu and Indian Railways

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