A second app, made available exclusively for Greater Chennai Corporation officials, will help the latter collect usage statistics and monitor water availability and hygiene of the toilets.
K Anvar Sadath, CEO, Eram Scientific Solutions, said that out of the 183 units, around 40 were dedicated for women (she-toilets) and another five for the differently-abled. “The key is that public can use these toilets completely free of cost. In other states, where we have installed, these are coin-operated,” he said.
The she-toilets will also have facilities like sanitary napkin generator and incinerator fitted to it. Eram executives added that the key attraction about the e-toilets is that it will have no odour and that its automatic floor flushing concept will add to the toilet’s hygiene value.
“The floor will flush automatically after 10 uses. The structure is strong and it can withstand impact without suffering damage,” Sadath said.
The cost of each unit, including taxes, comes to around Rs 4.8 lakh. “We are looking at a user patronage of at least 100 per day for each of our toilet unit,” he added.
However, only 110 of the 183 installed units are functional because water supply, drainage and power connections have not been made, according to Eram executives