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Photos: This swanky public toilet on Mumbai’s Marine Drive cost Rs 90 lakh

The free to use public toilet is to be thrown open to the public from Tuesday.

The toilet been set up opposite to the Air India office along Marine Drive. (Express Photo By Ganesh Shirsekar)

There are toilets and then there’s this toilet on Marine Drive in South Mumbai that is to be opened to the public from today. The first cleantech sanitation facility is expected to be utilised by those visiting the iconic 3.7-km-long Marine Drive promenade.

The Mumbai Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, JSW Group, Samatech and Nariman Point Churchgate Citizens’ Association joined hands to construct the facility.

The facility uses solar energy to generate power and is inspired by Art Deco style like most buildings on the Marine Drive facade.

The toilet complex has vacuum technology, which reduces water consumption by 90 per cent and uses just 0.8 litres per flush, compared to 7-8 litres used in a traditional toilet. A BMC official said that the facility was built at the cost of Rs 94 lakh.

This is what it looks like on the inside:

Inside toilet complex on Marine Drive
The inside of the toilet complex built on Marine Drive. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)
Toilet complex on Mumbai's Marine Drive
The toilet complex at night. (Tweeted by @DighavkarKiran)
Toilet complex on Mumbai's Marine Drive
The toilet complex is expected to be thrown open to the public today. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)
Toilet complex on Marine Drive in Mumbai
The toilet is expected to be free to use and is air-conditioned. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)
Toilet complex on Marine Drive in Mumbai
Joggers and visitors to the iconic Marine Drive will be able to use this facility which is opposite Air India building (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

 

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