Mysuru Palace to get green toilet facility soon

Mysuru Palace to get green toilet facility soon

Following the overwhelming response received for the green building constructed atop Chamundi Hill, the second such public convenience facility is coming up on the premises of Mysuru Palace.

Deputy Commissioner D Randeep performed ground-breaking ceremony for the green building here on Sunday.

The Mysuru chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Automotive Axles, in partnership with the district administration, will construct the facility at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore.

Randeep said that the new toilet facility was much needed at the Palace as it attracts thousands of visitors everyday. CII is doing a commendable job working towards making Mysuru the first friendly tourist destination in India. As the green toilet constructed atop Chamundi Hill has been receiving good response, the authorities have permitted CII to construct the facility under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the DC said.

CII president Arjuna Ranga said that the green building will be energy efficient and will have special toilets for the benefit of the physically challenged. We have also planned to construct similar buildings at Nanjundeshwara temple premises in Nanjangud and at Krishnaraja Sagar in Srirangapatna taluk,” he said.

The new facility, with separate toilets for men and women and physically challenged, would be ready by December 1, CII former president N Muthukumar said.

The green building will have 10 Indian and five western toilets for women and nine Indian and two western style toilets for men, 14 urinals for adults and two for children. In addition, the facility for physically challenged will also be in place.

The building will be scientifically designed with proper ventilation and urinals equipped with biological and chemical cleaners; sensor-based hand wash system; rain water harvesting system; facility for RO drinking water with capacity of 200 litres; low flow fitting to conserve water; LED lighting for energy conservation; pressurised water pumping system for flushing and polycarbonate sheet for the roof to save power during day and 5KW roof top solar power system are the unique features of the building.

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