A special grant of Rs. 1,155 crore for installing bio-toilets in trains has been given by the Centre. This which will result in taking Swachh Bharat Mission a step forward. According to Railway Board Chairman AK Mital railways has set the target of making the entire network as discharge-free zone by September 2019. He said, apart from cleanliness and environment-friendly effect, the life of tracks will increase by way of reduction in rusting of rails as fitting of bio-toilets will prevent open discharge on the track.
Railway Board Chairman said, 40 thousand bio-toilets are being installed in trains and 30 thousand more will be installed by the end of the current fiscal. He said, all new proposed trains like Tejas, Humsafar will be equipped with bio-toilets.
Another 500 crore rupees have been allotted under Nirbhaya Fund for putting all major stations under CCTV surveilance, for enhancing passenger safety and security.