With different sanitary initiatives and projects focusing on Open Defecation Free (ODF) being launched on World Toilet Day across the country on Sunday, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo too observed the day in an amazing manner with the launch of the first-ever ‘Smart She’ toilet on its premises.
Inaugurated by deputy mayor Rakhi Ravikumar, the automated woman-friendly toilet is a flagship product of Eram Scientific Solutions designed to ensure safety and cleanliness.
The installation of a Smart She toilet in the city zoo is a much-needed move for the convenience of scores of families who flock to the menagerie on a daily basis.
What makes the unmanned toilet a standout is its fully automated pre-flushing and flushing system along with modular features like a sanitary napkin vending machine and a napkin incinerator.
According to Dr Siddeek Ahmed, who is the chairman and managing director of Eram, his product was the first of its kind in India, reports Manorama, a local daily.
Made of prefabricated steel, the toilet is furnished with amenities like a chair, fan, and mirror along with baby feeding and diaper changing stations for the convenience of mothers amidst the visitors. One can avail the facility by simply inserting a coin.
During the launch of the toilet at the zoo, the deputy mayor also mentioned that more smart toilets will be set up in different locations across the city soon.