Telangana police introduces mobile restrooms for women police officers

By Anurag Mallick  Published on  31 Jan 2020 2:30 PM GMT
Telangana police introduces mobile restrooms for women police officers

Hyderabad: The Telangana police on Friday introduced mobile rest rooms and toilets for women police officers on bandobust duties. The services were launched by state Home Minister Mahmood Ali on the premises of the Telangana DGP at Saifabad, Hyderabad, in the presence of Mahender Reddy, IPS, D.G.P, and other senior officers.

The Telangana government has put special emphasis on women's safety and health and taken cognizance of the inconvenience and health issues faced by women police officers on bandobust duties. The government has sanctioned 17 mobile restrooms for various district headquarters which are to be deployed for the Medaram Jatara. Eventually, the number of mobile restrooms will increase to 25.

The vehicles, procured through e-tender, boasts of amenities like Western and Indian toilets, washrooms, changing rooms, and wash basins fitted with a water tank which can be easily used by over 100 persons per fill. It also has well-equipped and efficient high pressure self-cleaning system. Sun roofs provide natural lighting and ventilation which helps terminate bacteria and algae formation. The interior sidewalls and tanks are made of SS304 grade stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and hygienic.

The floor of the mobile restrooms have been carefully designed to prevent water stagnation. Motorised disposal of waste eliminates manual scavenging and the salon is equipped with cross-flow air ventilation to enable fresh air and eliminate bad odour in the cabins. No-smell filters have been fitted into the septic tanks to absorb bad odour and keep the surroundings stench-free.

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