Mysuru: Mysuru City Corporation comes out with its first e-toilet on Devaraja Urs Road which was inaugurated by MLA Vasu here on Sunday. In days to come, the MCC has planned to install four more e-toilets which includes near Mahalakshmi Sweets on Devaraja Urs Road, opposite of the Power Press in Vinobha Road, Narayana Shastri Road and another near Shringar Hotel on Vinoba road.
Eram Scientific, a Trivandrum-based company, which has already installed more than 100 e-toilets in Bengaluru, has installed first e toilet in city. For one year, the firm will be looking after the maintenance and later the maintenance will be switched over to Mysuru City Corporation. Each e-toilet costs nearly Rs 5.80 lakh and has the capacity of 250 litres. To avail water supply, it is equipped with a water tank with capacity of 1,500 litres. The toilet can be operated, using Rs 1, Rs 2 and Rs 5 coin.
Jagadish, Corporation Commissioner said “These e toilets will really help to keep city neat and clean. Especially where is space is constraints these types of toilet facility will really a boon. In the same ward we will be installing four e toilets and later gradually it will be installed wherever it is necessary. There was not enough public toilet facility on Devaraja Urs Road, the new e-toilet and the proposed four more e toilets in the ward will be definitely solve the public woes”.
How E-toilet works
E-Toilets are unmanned toilets which work on a sensor-based technology. The self-cleaning and water conservation mechanism in the toilet makes it unique. The user has to insert a coin to open the door and its sensor-based light system is automatically turned on once you enter the toilet. It also directs the user with audio commands.