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Rs 90 lakh eco-friendly toilet to conserve water built at Mumbai’s Marine Drive

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Published Oct 2, 2018, 7:16 pm IST
Updated Oct 2, 2018, 7:19 pm IST
A toilet generally requires 8 litres of water for a single flush, but this facility uses only 800 ml water, an official said.
Built at a cost of Rs 90 lakh, the facility will be of great help to general public, including joggers and cyclists, who throng iconic promenade, a civic official said. (Photo: Twitter | @AUThackeray)
 Built at a cost of Rs 90 lakh, the facility will be of great help to general public, including joggers and cyclists, who throng iconic promenade, a civic official said. (Photo: Twitter | @AUThackeray)

Mumbai: A swanky and eco-friendly public toilet equipped with solar panel and vacuum technology to save water has come up at the Marine Drive in south Mumbai.

Built at a whopping cost of Rs 90 lakh, the facility will be of great help to the general public, including joggers and cyclists, who throng the iconic promenade, a civic official said.

 

People do not have to pay any fee to use it, he said.

Shiv Sena's leader Aditya Thackeray inaugurated the six-block toilet on Monday.

Leading alloy-maker JSW Group, Samatech Foundation, the social development arm of Samatech company and the Nariman Point Churchgate Citizens Association came together to set up the facility.

A toilet generally requires eight litres of water for a single flush, but this facility uses only 800 ml water, an official of the JSW Group said.

"Besides saving water, the toilet's vacuum technology will prevent a few million litres of raw sewage from getting flushed directly into the Marine Drive bay each year," Samatech Foundation's co-founder Akshat Gupta said.

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