The Western, North and Central Railway Zones of the Railways have given a contract for this to a Nagpur-based startup Easypist. Any person can easily keep this spittoon in his pocket.
New Delhi: People are constantly being made aware about the cleanliness campaign across the country and the government also keeps appealing to the people to keep their surroundings clean. But from cities to railway stations, common people do not deter from spreading dirt, which creates problems for the government. Even after so many efforts, spitting gutkha in public places is still a common practice.
Crores of rupees spent on cleaning
Indian Railways spends about 1200 crore rupees and lakhs of liters of water every year on cleaning the mess after spitting gutka. This figure can surprise anyone, but considering the number of railway stations and trains in the country as well as the number of passengers, this amount seems justified. During the Corona period, people were asked to take special care of cleanliness, despite this people did not improve their behavior at all.
Now the Railways has found a different way to get rid of this problem. Railways is going to install spitoon vending machines or kiosks from where you can buy spittoon pouches for spitting, which will cost between Rs 5 to 10. At present, there are plans to start such stalls at 42 stations across the country for the use of passengers.
Now prepared this plan
The Western, North and Central Railway Zones of the Railways have given a contract for this to a Nagpur-based startup Easypist. Any person can easily keep this spittoon in his pocket. With the help of these pouches, the passenger can spit anywhere anytime without any stain. These biodegradable pouches can be used 15-20 times. It converts the sputum into a solid substance. Once fully used, these sachets are put in the soil, after which they dissolve completely.
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The Nagpur-based company has started installing EasySpit vending machines at stations. He has also tied up with Nagpur Municipal Corporation and Aurangabad Municipal Corporation. Ritu Malhotra, Co-Honor of EasySpit said, “We have signed an agreement with Indian Railways for 42 stations on Central, North and Western Railway. We have also started installing EasySpit vending machines at some stations.
The Railways hopes that after the launch of the scheme, people will use the pouch to spit and avoid spreading dirt in public places. By doing this, not only will the stations and trains remain clean, but crores of rupees of railways will also be saved.