Bhopal A city-based engineering major has inked an agreement with a Denmark-based firm and the Defence Research Organisation to develop 'green toilets' for railways in a bid to keep trains, platforms and tracks clean and free from filth and corrosion.

"Under the railways ambitious green toilet scheme two types of toilets based on vacuum and bacteria technology would be installed in trains in order to keep them green and clean," Daulat Ram Industries Chairman and Managing Director, Satish Sharma said here today.

In a first of its kind, bio-toilets are making their way into train coaches.

As a woman-friendly step, a state agency in Kerala has embarked upon a plan to set up public toilets exclusively for women in city centres and tourist locations, the first such initiative in the co

Siliguri, March 14: The first “green” train in the country will be introduced in north Bengal, the railway minister said today while announcing five new express trains for the region.

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi may have come under attack from his own party for fare hike, but his Budget offers a slew of passenger-friendly measures that will go a long way in addressing the ne

* Nominal increase in rail fares after 9 years; Fair up by 5 paise per kilo metre in sleeper class. * For express trains, hike of 3 paise per kilometre.
* 10 to 20 paise hike in tickets fares. * Better SMS-based booking. * 75 new passenger trains. * Platform ticket to cost Rs. five.

* Introduction of alternate train accommodation system to accommodate wait listed passengers.

An increase in passenger fares across all classes, more than 100 new trains, enhanced frequency or routes for many others, and plans to hire more than one lakh employees were some of the key Rail B

Passengers travelling in long-distance trains will soon get respite from the stench of toilets with Railways set to replace them with "odourless" bio-toilets.

To ensure hygienic railway tracks, the rail coach factory (RCF) in Kapurthala is set to roll out five long-route trains fitted with bio-digestive toilets.

Introduces probiotic treatment to fight foul odour; urinating in open places to attract fine