RINL launches e-toilets in Ukkunagaram    31-Mar-2017     View PDF

RINL-Visakhapatnam Steel Plant launched two automated e-toilets at its tri-weekly market in Ukkunagaram for utilisation of vendors & general public under ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ programme. These e-toilets are totally unmanned and first of its kind installed for public utility within the Steel Plant Township. Visteel Mahila Samithi (VMS) has taken up the installation of toilets under RINL CSR initiative. Sri DN Rao Director (Operations), RINL, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant launched the toilets facility in the presence of Mrs Bindoo Mohapatra, President, VMS and other members from VMS, officials of CSR & Town Administration departments.  Shri P Madhusudan, CMD RINL, commended the efforts of VMS and CSR department for taking up the initiative  by adopting the emerging technology in achieving “Swachh-RINL” and hoped that the facility would definitely eliminate open defecation in the township. Access to clean and hygienic toilet is a basic requirement for every individual. Taking into account of the above and to take Swachh Bharat Movement to the next level, installation of these aesthetically designed toilets made of stainless steel and fitted with an array of sensors, to monitor the functioning round-the-clock has been taken up. When the toilet is occupied, an indicator fitted on top of the toilet will turn from green to red. After the user comes out, the toilet is cleaned automatically with auto-flush mechanism. After every tenth use of the toilet, it also cleans the toilet floor. The floor can also be cleaned on command with a push button provided. The toilets are GPRS enabled. Even during a power shutdown, the toilets will work for six hours using battery back-up. When water level drops in the overhead tank, it will alert the officials concerned. Further, the doors are automatically locked if there is no water in the overhead tank. Due to these factors, the toilets will always remain tidy. These e-toilets will be helpful to  all vendors, general public at the market place and is a step towards further help in improving the township environment.