Biotoilets in Railways smells of corruption

Below is a quick summary of newspaper article today that says biotoilets are broken and there is corruption.

2 years ago our circle reported the same that biotoilets were the biggest failure but the railways failed to act. Now we know why. Read below friends

Last month, when a passenger travelling in the New Delhi-Bilaspur Rajdhani express flushed the bio-toilet after use, the faulty WC threw up the waste. The passenger, soiled with stinking human waste, was angry and shot off a written complaint that was received by the Northern Railway (NR) on April 15 this year.

What he couldn’t have known was that he was flagging an issue that could potentially derail the Indian Railways’ efforts to eliminate free discharge from toilets on the tracks.

“Several similar cases of bio-vacuum toilets of M/s Amit Engineers have been reported in the past but any system improvement is yet to be done by the firm. Hence, being an exceptionally bad case, a penalty of ₹10 lakh has been imposed on the firm for damaging the image of Railways.”
The letter also noted that “a drive has been launched to check all the toilets of all the firms to positively prevent any such recurrence in future. As instructed by Railway Board, a similar drive should be launched by other zonal railways also to check the working of bio-toilet. The drive may be completed within 10 days and feedback given.”

But that wasn’t M/s Amit Engineers first negative mention in a departmental communication.
Sixteen months ago, on January 6, 2021, the vigilance branch of Railway Board, the apex decision-making body of Railways, suggested there could be a scam in the supply of vacuum toilets, and proposed that M/s Amit Engineering and another company be banned. The Railway Board’s vigilance cell conducted an enquiry and found collusion between officials of the Board, Integrated Coach Factory and two firms, including Amit Engineering.

An internal note of Integrated Coach Factory (ICF) said: “Railway Board Vigilance’s investigation into a complaint regarding issuance of vendor directory by ICF has substantiated the allegations that for supply of Vaccum Evacuation System in Indian Railways, Vendor Directory was drawn flouting all rules and regulations with the active collusion of two firms, viz., M/s Amit Engineers and M/s Oasis Fabrications with the official of Railway Board and ICF.... more  

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Yes, I do agree, but at the same time, passengers should behave responsibly in using the toilets. more  
Whatever it’s a remedy has to be found. Urge twitteretties to tweet on this problem for a wider debate to find a solution to this problem. more  
Disgusting. Smells of corruption is the right way to describe this. Feacal matter holding compartment should be separated from where the toilet user does his or her ablutions. In the biotoilets the designed to keep stored ablutions them in full sight, when flushed! This causes such a revulsion! Nobody likes seeing another persons waste! Earlier these were discharged onto the ballast filled tracks and that too was allowed when the train was moving at full speed. Unsanitary to say the least, especially when trains take over 24 hours for long haul journeys wherein one may answer nature's call several times during the journey! more  
Railway`s concerned Department of Bio Toilet is not aware of the Technology , nor they wanted to do it at full efficacy . Some times it is found so filthy , I vomited !! more  
This is a technical problem remain unattended. There is every possibility of misuse of the systems like many things earlier. Our public have a tendency to damage public property happily. more  
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