Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nirmala Saulabhya:

First Green Public Convenience Facility atop Chamundi Hill 

India's first Green Building facility for Public Convenience (Toilet)  has been constructed atop Chamundi Hill. The facility 'Nirmala Saulabhya' will be a carbon positive and water positive with 10 KLD water treatment plant and rain water harvesting. With this, tourist who were complaining of lack of hygienic toilet facility atop Hill, can heave a sigh of relief.

Thanks for the initiative of Confederation of Indian Industry, Mysuru supported by Automotive Axles Ltd and Meritor India who have come out with Public Convenience Facility on the lines of Airport spending Rs 1 core.  

The new facility is having separate toilet facilities for both men and women. There are 16 urinal points for men and 15 toilets for women; apart from regular toilet, and two western toilets have also been set up. Apart from this child care facility including breast feeding is also provided.

Separate toilet facility is also provided for handicap persons. There are no expenses for power as the entire building will be lighted with solar power. A sewage treatment plant which enables to reuse seventy percent of the water which are used has also been set up.
The entire building is architecturally designed for green building; there is no need for light during day time.

As per the MoU, they will be maintaining the building for first five years. 6-7 persons will be looking after the building and Rs 2 and Rs 4 will be charged for using the facility. Similar four toilets to come up at Mysuru Zoo, Karanji Lake, Mysuru Palace and the proposed Tourism Plaza which is coming up inside Exhibition ground.

Addressing the media persons here on Wednesday, CII  Chairman Dr N Muthukumar said that after going through all these facilities, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), the green building certifying authority in the country, after inspecting the building a week back recognised the building as 'Green Facility'.  

'After Mysuru awarded cleanest city tag, we decided to construct public toilet at tourist places. Our objective is to partner with the Government in making Mysuru the first Tourist Friendly Destination in India,' he added.  

The salient features of the facility:
* 5KW Roof Top Solar Power connected to Grid making it Net-Zero Energy Building
* Rainwater Harvesting
* Water Treatment Plant- 10KLD Water Treatment Plant is installed the recycled Water is reused for flush
* Low-flow fittings to Conserve Water
* LED Lighting System
* Drinking water - RO Water Purifier with Chiller
* 32 Toilets for Men & Women
* Baby Care & Toilet for physically challenged
* Four more toilets to come up at tourist destinations

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