BMC To Spend Rs 376 Crore To Build Multi-Storey Toilet Blocks
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to construct multi-storey toilet blocks in view of space crunch in the metropolis. The BMC intended to spend Rs 376 crore over the next one year to make a total of 18,818 public toilet blocks, many of which would be structures that will be two to three-storeys high, a senior civic official said.
"Special attention will be given to women urinals and to the needs of senior citizens, handicapped people and children," he said.
The official said the tendering process to construct the toilets was underway, and work orders are expected to be issued by January 15 next year. Under the plan, several old and dilapidated toilets will be demolished and replaced with new structures.
The civic body plans to demolish 11,170 old lavatories and replace them with 15,774 new ones. The reaming 3,044 toilets would be completely new. According to the standards laid down by the Swachh Bharat Mission, the city needs to provide one toilet seat for every 30 citizens.
Earlier, BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta had asked the administrative wards to submit their requirement for toilet blocks. The highest demand came from areas such as Govandi, Deonar and Kurla.
With inputs from Housing News