Have you heard about the India’s First Green Rail Corridor ? This is just Launched In Tamil Nadu by Railway minister Suresh Prabhu. This is the first `green train corridor’ in the country which measures 114km, Rameswaram-Manamadurai stretch. The most important features of the rail corridor is that it will be free from human waste discharge from trains.
A green corridor means zero toilet discharge section. So all trains passing on that route have bio-toilets which will eliminate open discharge of waste on the tracks. This attempt is to improve cleanliness and hygiene of tracks and our country. India’s First Green Rail Corridor is Rameswarm-Manamadurai corridor.
The Indian Railway assured that 10 passenger trains moving over this section consisting of 286 coaches are equipped with bio-toilets. There are total 14 stations on this section. The green corridor project is combined with `Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The target is to provide bio-toilets in all coaches by September 2019.
Still now there are 40,750 bio-toilets in its coaches till June, 2016. The Okha-Kanalas (141 km), Porbandar-Wansjaliya (34 km) and Jammu-Katra (78 km) sections are the next routes to make free from human waste discharge from trains. Human waste is collected in tanks below the toilets in these bio toilets and is decomposed by a consortium of bacteria and finally water is the end product.