Cidco plans to build seven eco-toilets by December
NAVI MUMBAI: After the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) installed e-toilets in its area, the City and Industrial Developmental Corporation (Cidco) is planning to follow suit in the Kamothe and Kalamboli nodes.
The need for e-toilets came up due to the lack of loo facilities for travellers who commute between the nodes on the SionPanvel highway.
A total of seven eco-toilets are in the pipeline, of which, two will be built in Kamothe node, two in Kalamboli node, one at Cidco Bhavan in Belapur, one at the Sion-Panvel highway and one at the bus depot in Kamothe, said Kiran Phanse, superintendent engineer, Cidco.
Officials said that tenders for the same were issued in the second week of May to appoint an agency for the construction, which is estimated to cost of Rs49.45 lakh. The Cidco said it would complete the project by December.
Like NMMC booths, the Cidco toilets will be automated with an auto-flush feature and can be opened by inserting a one-rupee coin. The door will automatically lock after the user leaves.
“More such e-toilets will be planned at other suitable areas if we receive good response from people,” said Phanse.
The NMMC was the first in the state to introduce the concept of eco-toilets.
Such facilities are already there in other states like Delhi and Kerala.
The NMMC has also proposed 12 toilets for women.
It had conducted a survey of around 100 locations last year in October and November. Based on the survey, the civic body had identified 33 locations under the corporation for ‘she toilets’. They will be constructed in the busy public areas like market, bus stops and railway stations.