THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is set to be the first state to offer Connected Toilet Infrastructure Facility even as 300 more e-toilets are set to be opened this fiscal in the state.
The Connected Toilet Infrastructure Facility offers the public a convergence of web-mobile-electronics technologies, making available info on e-toilet units via web and mobile, so travellers can easily find the nearest one.
Kerala has 150 e-toilets at present. The link-up facility planned in Kerala is designed at par with the Australian National Public Toilet Map, Technopark firm Eram Scientific Solutions Pvt Ltd said in a statement. e-toilets in Kerala are funded through MP/MLA funds, local bodies and CSR funds from private firms.
The newest e-toilet was opened at the Konni KSRTC bus stand on Saturday.
There is also a plan to set up a control room facility for assistance, queries and filing of suggestions. In an e-toilet, the door opens by inserting a coin into the slot. Sensor-controlled lights and exhaust fans come on entry and goes off as the user exits. The flushing unit uses less water compared to ordinary units.
The connected toilet facility will also provide details on the coins collected as well as the usage of water and power. Theft and vandalism attempts too will be alerted to the unit. In addition to al this, the agency would be able to remote-control the unit and clean the toilet.