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: