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First e-toilet in Goalpara

Statesman News Service |

Assam’s Goalpara town got its first unmanned, self-cleaning, sleek and modular e-toilet on the occasion Independence Day.

The e-toilet was installed by Goalpara Municipal Board to meet the needs of the town, Goalpara deputy commissioner J V N Subramanyam said on Thursday.

The e-toilets have simple user interfaces and provide clean and hygienic sanitation facilities to the public users.

It has integrated a comprehensive maintenance plan which ensures that the e-toilets are clean and hygienic for every user.

The automated public toilet unit was developed by Kerala-based Eram Scientific Solutions (ESS) and has a facility of pre-flushing before entering, automatic flushing once usage is done, in-built water tanks, sensors for water and electricity conservation, automatic platform cleaning and power back-up.

The performance status of the units can also be monitored via web using GPRS connectivity of the units.

”We have found the e-toilet to be a reliable solution for critical sanitation issue for a town like Goalpara," Subramanyam added.