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Dec 12 2016 (09:47)  KSRTC buses with bio-toilets to hit the road soon (www.thehindu.com)
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Taking cue from the Indian Railways, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will be installing bio-toilets in many of its long-distance buses in the coming months. The waste generated from these toilets will be converted into manure and sold.
The KSRTC has a fleet strength of over 8,400 buses, and 1,000 of these are high-end that are used mainly for long-distance travel. “We are in talks with companies such as Scania, Volvo, and Mercedes to install bio-toilets in the buses they provide. We are yet to decide the routes in which this facility will be provided,” said Rajender Kumar Kataria, Managing Director, KSRTC.
of now, five buses plying from Bengaluru airport to Mysuru are fitted with normal toilets. “The problem with these buses is maintenance. We do not have space in Mysuru to clean it. Besides, we cannot stop and clear toilets during every trip, as it is a waste of time and money,” said a KSRTC official. Mr. Kataria said the waste generated from the toilets will be converted into manure with the help of micro-organisms. “This will be sold to those who approach us. We met railway officials to learn how bio-toilets function,” said Mr. Kataria.
The KSRTC has maintained that the financial burden of introducing bio-toilets will not reflect on the ticket prices. “We will have to remove one or two rows to fix the toilet. This will help diabetics, who have to visit the toilet frequently. A lot of time will be saved as we will not have to stop in between,” added the official.
Total number of buses 8,400
High-end buses 1,000
Buses with toilets (between Bengaluru airport and Mysuru) 5
Bio-toilets will be fitted in high-end buses plying long distance

Dec 12 2016 (10:38)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4107 blog posts   306 correct pred (68% accurate)
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One of the best fleet in Asia. Quite a big challenge for swr to overcome and compete ksrtc standards.
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