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Mumbaiites, you no longer need to pay to use new public toilets at railway stations on central line

Commuters are exempt from fee only at urinals that are still under construction.

mumbai Updated: Feb 16, 2018 11:33 IST
Aroosa Ahmed
Aroosa Ahmed
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,urinals,Central Railway
The Central Railway has finally decided to stop charging Re1 for urinals on station premises.

After constant demands from passenger associations, the Central Railway has finally decided to stop charging Re1 for the urinals present on station premises. However, commuters are exempt from the fee only at the new urinals, which are still under construction.

The urinal fee will continue to be charged for toilets constructed by contractors. Once their contracts are over, the fee will be scrapped. The CR took this decision during a meeting with Members of Parliament (MP) to discuss passenger issues.

Arvind Sawant, Shiv Sena MP, during the meeting demanded connectivity between the Elphinstone Road foot overbridge (FOB) located at the Churchgate end of the platform and Parel station. Sawant also demanded toilets inside women’s compartments.

“The Churchgate end of the FOB at Elphinstone Road station should connect to the Parel station. This will help the commuters. A skywalk at Currey Road station connecting the east to west is also important, I have demanded the same,” said Arvind Sawant, Shiv Sena MP.

A demand for women’s special local trains during morning and evening peak hours from Badlapur railway station was also tabled in front of the railway officials. “The local trains during the morning and evening peak hours are extremely crowded, and women commuters are often not able to board train compartments. I have stated that women’s special trains should be operated from Badlapur railway station,” said Kapil Patil, member of legislative council (MLC).

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 11:32 IST