Coin-operated 'she-toilets' set to make it to Mumbai - Any one know about these toilets?

Back from Kerala where they saw the concept in action, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) Solid Waste Management (SWM) department officials are planning to soon start ‘she-toilets' in Mumbai for women.

The she-toilets are technology driven and Kerala was the first state to introduce the concept three years ago. She-toilets consist of stainless steel toilet booths which have a coin-operated door, a sanitary napkin vending machine, an incinerator to burn the napkins and automatic flush. The most important feature of she-toilets is an attached bacterial tank in which the waste will undergo biodegradation and only water will be left. The civic body has decided to go ahead with a pilot project in 11 locations in the island city. The SWM department is in the process of finalising the locations where these toilets can be set up in about a month's time. SWM department's Executive Engineer, U A Shiroorkar had gone to Kerala on January 24 with other engineers to understand the project. -

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