Mysuru, the cleanest city of the country, on Sunday got its first e-toilet on Deveraja Urs Road. Mayor B L Bhyrappa inaugurated the e-toilet on Devaraja Urs Road and Diwan’s Road junction.
The e-toilet which costs about Rs 5.80 lakh has the capacity of 250 litres. To avail water supply, it is equipped with a water tank of 1,500 litres. The toilet can be operated, using Rs 1, 2 and 5 for each entry.
Eram Scientific, a Trivendrum-based company, which has already installed more than 100 e-toilets in Bengaluru, has installed the first e-toilet of the city. The company will be looking after the maintenance and monitoring for one year and after which the maintenance will be handed over to the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC).
MCC has planned to install four more e-toilets in different crowded locations of the city, which includes the areas near Mahalakshmi Sweets on Devaraja Urs Road, opposite of the Power Press in Vinobha Road, Narayana Shastri Road and another near Shringar Hotel on Vinobha Road.
Speaking to City Today, Mayor B L Bhyrappa said: “This is the first e-toilet in Mysuru. Devaraja Urs Road is always crowded and 90 percent of the shops do not have toilet facilities. This e-toilet facility will help more people and especially, aged people. This is user-friendly to use and ensures hygiene.”
MCC Commissioner J Jagadish said: “This is a very friendly initiative. These e-toilets could be shifted easily during road development and road widening, which is one of the value-added factors. As this is monitored using modern technology, we can ensure cleanliness. It also saves a lot of water getting wasted.”
MLA Vasu, MCC corporator Prashanth and others were present.
E-toilets mobile Apps to be handed over to MCC:
Speaking to City Today, Sree Kumar, Regional Manager, Eram Scientific said: “We will hand over the E-toilets mobile app to MCC after a few months. These mobile apps will help the app user in navigating the location of e-toilets. The users can also check out the availability of toilets and water level in any e-toilet unit. We have already handed over such apps to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in February.”
WIFI: Speaking after inaugurating the e-toilets, Mayor B L Bhyrappa said: “We had called a tender for the installation of WIFI system in the city. And we have shortlisted two companies. Soon we will finalise the tender for installing WIFI.”