The Bus Stop Toilet

The Bus Stop Toilet

11 % of India’s population & 20 % of Mumbai’s population travels by Bus. Can we weave public toilets with the dense network of bus stops in the city ? 11 % of India’s population & 20 % of Mumbai’s population travels by Bus. Can we weave public toilets with the dense network of bus stops in the city ?

This project attempts to develop a typology for bus stops that accommodate toilet facilities for the commuters. The bus stop is designed in the form of a sweeping ferrocement roof that cantilevers from the ferrocement core block. The roof  lifts itself up in the direction of the bus arrival and also houses seating underneath. The toilet is housed in the ferrocement core. The bus stop toilet is an automated toilet or E-toilet. This E-toilet is a self-monitored facility that works by inserting a one rupee coin. The toilet also has automatic flushing and a deep cleansing mechanism that does not require for monitoring. The bus stop also houses a drinking water fountain and a food vending machine. The sloping roof collects the rain water in an underground tank that can be reused for the operation of the toilet.