Touch free washbasin installed at Madgaon Railway Station

Gomantak Times
Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Passengers using this contactless washbasin are not required to touch any surface for switching on the water tap, instead, a pedal is attached to the washbasin, which dispenses water when foot pressed.

MARGAO: Konkan Railway has installed a 100 percent touch-free washbasin and a sensor-operated soap dispenser at Madgaon Railway station which ensures a contactless hand washing.

Passengers using this contactless washbasin are not required to touch any surface for switching on the water tap, instead, a pedal is attached to the washbasin, which dispenses water when foot pressed. Upon releasing the pedal, the tap auto – disconnects the flow of water thereby ensuring the saving of water, said Konkan Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Baban Ghatge.

He also informed that similarly, a sensor-operated soap dispenser is also placed to clean the hands.

The touch-free dispenser with the motion sensor gets activated when there is motion in front of it and dispenses the required amount of handwash thereby eliminating the manual operation of the soap dispenser.

"The concept of 100 per cent touch-free handwashing prevents cross-contamination and makes the entire process simple and intuitive,” Ghatge added.

These types of touch-free washbasins will be installed at other stations over the Konkan Railway route thereby preventing any surface contact to ensure a clean and safe hand cleaning/sanitization in the wake of COVID-19.

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