Guwahati Smart City Limited has decided to install Smart Bio-toilets in major locations in the city to address the problems of shortage of public toilets in the city. The project uses technology approved by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
GSCL, MD Angamathu said that the process shall be completed in three phases. The first phase shall include setting up of Bio-toilets in 30 places of the city focusing on railway stations, GMCH and bus stations and shall be completed by 30th June this year. The second phase shall include 20 more toilets and later expansion will begin for the third project after June.
Angamathu added that the aim is to meet the demands of sustainable and hygienic sanitation systems in the city besides prevention of open defecation, preventing pollution of water bodies and promoting safety and dignity for women and other users.
The installation of Smart Bio Toilets will allow smart and electronically-operated, biodegradable, environment-friendly toilets with DRDO-approved bio-digester as well as remote monitoring of system at strategic locations.
The load capacity of each toilet will be minimum 200 defecations per day and the toilets will be of minimum Grade 304 stainless steel with unit dimension of up to 170 square feet. The operational time proposed for the toilets is from 6 am to 10 pm.