Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited New Delhi station on Tuesday (31 January) and inspected the new uplifted version toilets.
Going for a complete makeover in toilet design, Indian Railways has decided to equip all Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches with newly designed washrooms to improve cleanliness and hygiene in train service.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited New Delhi station on Tuesday (31 January) and inspected the new uplifted version toilets. He instructed to replace the existing ones with the modern systems in all coaches.
Besides toilets, new design has been introduced in the doorway and gangway also, to make it wider.
According to the Railways, the target is to install the new design toilets in all coaches beginning with 6,000 coaches a year.
It is not only Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains which will be equipped with these but all Mail/Express will also have modern toilets.
The Railways get maximum complaints about uncleaned non-functional toilets and foul smell in train toilets.
All these problems have been addressed in the newly designed systems, the Railways maintained.
Currently, almost all trains are equipped with a bio toilet system while trains like Vande Bharat are fitted with a vacuum system.
“The aim is to provide better amenities to passengers. With toilet upgradation, the Railways is trying to improve the hygienic condition of the train service significantly,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.