Rs 90 lakh toilet with solar panel, vacuum technology built at Marine Drive in Mumbai

Shiv Sena's youth wing leader Aditya Thackeray inaugurated the six-block toilet here Monday.

Published: 02nd October 2018 03:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2018 03:31 PM   |  A+A-

Built at a whopping cost of Rs 90 lakh, the facility will be of great help to the general public, including joggers and cyclists, who throng the iconic promenade. (Photo| Twitter/ @AUThackeray)

By PTI

MUMBAI: A swanky and eco-friendly public toilet equipped with solar panel and vacuum technology to save water has come up at the Marine Drive in south Mumbai.

Built at a whopping cost of Rs 90 lakh, the facility will be of great help to the general public, including joggers and cyclists, who throng the iconic promenade, a civic official said.

People do not have to pay any fee to use it, he said. Shiv Sena's youth wing leader Aditya Thackeray inaugurated the six-block toilet here Monday.

Leading alloy-maker JSW Group, Samatech Foundation, the social development arm of Samatech company, and the Nariman Point Churchgate Citizens Association came together to set up the facility.

A toilet generally requires eight litres of water for a single flush, but this facility uses only 800 ml water, an official of the JSW Group said.

"Besides saving water, the toilet's vacuum technology will prevent a few million litres of raw sewage from getting flushed directly into the Marine Drive bay each year," Samatech Foundation's co-founder Akshat Gupta said.

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