Cidco plans to build seven eco-toi­lets by De­cem­ber

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Sang­hami­tra Sen­gupta sang­hami­tra.sen­gupta@hin­dus­tan­

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.

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