New Delhi: Railways will try Japanese technology in bio-toilets, which is different from those being used here, at a few selected stations as a pilot project to ascertain its effectiveness in the Indian system. While one Japanese bio-toilet is already operational at Madgaon station in Konkan railway route, two more such toilets will be installed in the capital and Varanasi stations. Japan will give 150 bio-toilets for free as per the pilot project and all these will be installed at various stations and not on trains.
The use of Japanese technology for bio-toilets will depend upon the results of the pilot project, said the official. Japanese bio-toilet technology is different from the ones used on Indian Railways. It is based on sawdust and special churning system to decompose the fecal matters in the toilet tank, while the Indian technology depends on the bacteria-driven process. (IANS)