Railways loos connection: Women get a fourth of the toilets that men get

As per RTI details provided by both Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR), the number of toilet facilities provided to women is roughly a fourth of what men get. According to the railways, however, the women population is not more than 20 per cent of the total commuters.

The information was provided to RTI applicant Chetan Kothari. As per the reply, WR has 678 toilets for men and 169 for women, at 38 stations between Churchate and Dahanu. While CR’s 79 stations on central and harbour lines provide 960 urinals, toilets and bathrooms for men, and 241 for women. CR did not provide details of toilets at 14 stations that are maintained by CIDCO in Navi Mumbai. At nine CR stations, there are no toilet facilities at all.