- Published: 01 June 2023
Bhagalpur Smart City Limited (BSCL) will soon commission smart e-toilets in different municipal wards of Bhagalpur Municipal Corporation (BMC) under the Smart City Mission (SCM) project.
Officials said installation of e-toilets at public places and creating awareness among the residents to use it is being done to promote the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The e-toilets are self-contained, self-cleaning, user-friendly, unmanned, automated and remotely monitored toilet pods installed in public places, which will operate on insertion of coins.
In the first phase, 25 e-toilets at 12 strategic locations under BMC will be installed. The selected areas include:
- Lajpat Park (2 units),
- Tilkamanji (2 units),
- Sandy’s Compound / Kutchery Chowk area (3 units),
- Burhanath (2 units),
- Ghanta Ghar-Kutchery Chowk Road (2 units),
- Kutchery-Tilkamanjhi Road (2 units),
- Kotwali Chowk (2 units),
- Adampur Chowk (2 units),
- Vivekanand road-Sharda Sangeet Sadan (2 units),
- near Bhagalpur Railway Station (2 units),
- near Bihar State Road Transport bus depot (2 units) and
- Koyala depot-Khanjarpur (2 units).
BSCL sources said that a sum of Rs 2.6 crore is likely to be spent for setting up the 25 e-toilets for which financial bid is being finalized. Infrastructure like smart water meter and water supply system, soak-pit, septic tank, automatic electronic door system, auto flushing and auto cleaning, electricity connection, smart electrical and motorized devices are also being added for the functioning of smart e-toilets.
Pankaj Kumar, public relation officer (PRO) of BSCL said that the installation processes of 6-8 e-toilets have been completed and very soon it will be commissioned. "Rest of the e-toilets will also be installed soon as detailed architectural design including civil and plan layouts have been completed and works are in final stages,” he said.
He added: “After the commissioning of the smart e-toilets, the service provider will take care of the maintenance.”
Autor(en)/Author(s): Kumar Rajesh
Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 25.05.2023