Delhi Metro has come up with a way that allows passengers to answer nature’s call and also keep the stations odourless.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is installing waterless urinals at its stations which will not only help in conserving water but also ensure that the stations remain clean and hygienic.
DMRC has started installing these new urinals at 19 stations on three different lines.
“We already have toilets in all the stations that are part of Phase II and more are being fitted in the Phase I stations,” said a DMRC spokeswoman.
“We are upgrading the system by installing waterless urinals. All stations will have such urinals very soon,” she said.
Passengers will have to pay R1 to use these toilets.
On an average, about 2.5 litres of water is used during flushing but with waterless urinals, DMRC will be able to save up to 1,000 litres of water every day.
“These urinals use flap technology that stops the backward migration of odour without using any chemicals or cartridges,” said spokeswoman for AG Aqua Solutions, which has supplied the urinals to DMRC.