21 new green corridors created in 2017-18 in Railways

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New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said 21 green corridors were created in 2017-18 by the Indian Railways under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha said as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission, Indian Railways is proliferating bio-toilets on its coaching stock so that no human waste is discharged from coaches on to the track.

In order to demonstrate the advantage of fitment of bio-toilets, six green corridors were made functional in 2016-17 and 21 in 2017-2018, Gohain said.

The Minister said that on green corridors, the introduction of bio-toilets in coaches has been done to avoid direct discharge of human excreta on railway tracks or station premises.

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This benefits the common man as foul smell, unhygienic surrounding as well as shabby look are avoided, he said.

In the bio-toilets, the human excreta is collected in an eco-friendly bio-tank fitted under each toilet. The bio-tank decomposes the fecal matter and converts it into water and gases.



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