Medilytix Bureau: The Railways has sought feedback from its running staff on urinals to be installed in locomotives, after complaints were raised over the unhygienic conditions under which they have to answer nature’s call while driving trains. Officials said that after a comprehensive feedback is received, the Railways will zero in on the model of urinal they will install in locos to facilitate staff.
Last week, the Railway Board issued orders to the chief electrical locomotive engineers (CELEs) of all 17 zonal railways to take feedback from the running staff (assistant loco pilots and loco pilots).

“”The CELEs are taking feedback from running staff on their mobile phones from loco pilots. This feedback is like a stakeholder survey to know what they are comfortable with before implementing the new system. After this, the Railway Board will decide on the installation of urinals,” an official said.
However, the Indian Railway Loco Running Men Organization, the association of loco pilots, is not satisfied with this decision of the Railway Board. They argue that there is a need to have toilets in locos and not urinals, contending that it would not be adequate.

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