An eco-friendly public toilet constructed at the cost of a whooping Rs 90 lakh has been opened for public use at the Marine Drive in south Mumbai. The toilet is equipped with solar panel and vacuum technology to save water.
The new technology helps the toilet to use only 800 ml water single flush as against eight litres of water required in traditional toilets.
The new facility has been brought into use for general public at free cost by leading alloy-maker JSW Group and Samatech Foundation, under corporate social responsibility. The foundation members said the toilet will not only save water but also prevent a few million litres of raw sewage from getting flushed directly into the Marine Drive bay every year.