Mobile toilets for Karachi traffic police

Foto courtesy Jang

KARACHI: A mobile toilet has been provided on the directives of DIG Traffic Iqbal Dara to solve the important problem of traffic police personnel while on duty in Karachi.

DIG Traffic Karachi Iqbal Dara inspected and inaugurated the facility at Metropol Traffic Check Post says a report.

DIG Traffic Karachi Iqbal Dara, he noted that the traffic police personnel who had to stand on the roads for several hours while on duty and face severe difficulties in going to the toilet. A mobile toilet has been developed. In which wash basin and toilet facility has been provided.

He said the mobile toilet would patrol the city and it will be stopped for a while in places where there is no toilet facility for traffic police personnel.

According to Iqbal Dara, police officers will also be able to call for a mobile toilet by making a phone call, while a mobile toilet will be set up in the area concerned during an emergency in the city, a Karachi daily also published photos of the mobile toilet.

History of Mobile toilets 

The first portable toilets were born during the turbulent years of World War II in the Long Beach, California shipyards where valuable work time was lost because workers had to walk all the way back to the docks in order to find bathrooms.

Surco, Portable Sanitation Products company, someone came up with the idea to build temporary toilets and place them on the ships, thus saving time and energy. Construction took the form of a wooden cabana with a small metal holding tank. They were huge, heavy, and smelly, but better than no bathroom at all.

Improvements in Portable Toilets

The idea of a temporary toilet caught on, and during the the 1950s and 60s they became very popular among large event organizers and construction companies. Metal and wood were soon replaced by lighter and easier to clean fiberglass in the 1970s.

By the 1980s, fiberglass was replaced by plastic, which is even easier to construct and maintain. Today, polyurethane is the most commonly used plastic compound for the construction of portable toilets, said Surco.
Market of portable toilets

According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc, the global portable toilet rental market size is expected to reach USD 24.70 billion by 2025, with a compound growth rate (CAGR) of 7.30%. The US market gleaned 15.08 billion in the year 2018 and revenue is expected to increase at a CAGR rate of 12 to 17% up to the year 2022.