Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation-stone for prefabricated modular toilets across the capital city on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Tuesday.
As many as 60 such toilets would be placed at approximately 30 designated locations in the city out of which 30 are specified for men and 30 for women.
Out of these toilets, 40 are classified into semiautomatic and 20 fully automatic models. It is a solution to encounter the hygiene issues caused due to lack of sanitation. The designing and construction of a modular toilet are very flexible to the users. The toilet’s durability is also very strong as it is made up of stainless steel.
A fully automatic one, also known as an e-toilet, can clean it on its own.
It is capable of creating an environment-perfect cleanliness resulting in zero or no contamination from urinary tract infection or UTI-like illness.
The fully automatic toilets would require card-based entry and the semiautomatic are manually operated. For better maintenance and sustainable approach, both would be chargeable so that the operation and maintenance would be smooth and easy.
The CM also flagged off two mechanical sweeping machines for street sweeping work on major roads in the city. The routes to be covered are Rasulgarh to Khandagiri, Power House Square to KIIT Square and Governor House Square to Siripur Square.