Thiruvananthapuram: The city zoo has a new attraction, an automated woman-friendly toilet.
The woman-friendly toilet installed inside the Thiruvananthapuram zoo will be replicated across the city, deputy mayor Rakhi Ravikumar said after launching the product on Sunday.
The fully automated toilet comes with a sanitary napkin vending machine, napkin incinerator, bench, fan and other conveniences associated with a modern washroom like spaces to feed babies and change dipaers, manufacturer Eram Scientific Solutions said in a press release.
The toilets are made of prefabricated steel and are designed to ensure safety and cleanliness. The unmanned toilet has automated pre-flushing and flushing systems. It can be operated by any coins, the Thiruvananthapuram-based company said.
Eram chairman and managing director Dr. Siddeek Ahmed said his product was the first of its kind in India.
Zoo director K Gangadharan, garden supervisor Rajagopal, curator Sangeetha Mohan, ward councilor Palayam Rajan, Eram directors Bincy Baby and S Narayana Swami spoke on the occasion.
The students whose artworks were selected in connection with the World Toilet Day were presented with prizes.
Arathy Gopan from the AMHSS at Thirumala, Viswas VS from the Government Higher Secondary School at Chathannur and Vaishnavi Vishnupriya from the Carmel Girls’ Higher Secondary School topped the competition.