According to Ms Agarwal, there are 314 community toilet complexes (CTCs), with 3,508 seats for men and 3,232 seats for women.
NEW DELHI: North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) mayor Preety Agarwal on Monday announced 104 wards in its jurisdiction Open Defecation Free (ODF). She said that the corporation has arranged adequate number of community and public toilets as per the yardstick of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’.
According to Ms Agarwal, there are 314 community toilet complexes (CTCs), with 3,508 seats for men and 3,232 seats for women. Besides, there are total 2,063 seats of men and 3,256 seats for women available in public toilets, including the ones at petrol pumps, restaurants, metro stations and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) markets falling in the areas under the jurisdiction of the NDMC.
“Directions have been issued to all public and private agencies to allow the general public to use the toilets in their premises. There are adequate public urinals in the areas under the NDMC’s jurisdiction. In addition, from time-to-time as per fresh requirement, the NDMC will construct new toilets,” said Ms Agarwal.
NDMC commissioner M. Vyas acknowledged the contribution of officials in making all wards within its limits ODF. He said campaign was being launched by all zonal deputy commissioners to ensure usage of the newly built toilets.
Claiming that keeping the toilets clean their maintenance is a recurring process, he asked the citizens not to urinate in public places and defecate in the open. Commending the mascots of ‘Swachhta Roko Toko’, he said ‘Roko Toko Seeti Bajao’ drive will be continued. “We have built new toilets and taken up mass movements for stopping open defecation,” he added.