SDMC Proposes To Make Public Toilets In South Delhi Slums A Round-The-Clock Facility
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has proposed to make public toilets in slum areas round-the-clock facilities. According to the SDMC, the proposal was based on lines of the 24x7 public convenience services run by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).
The proposal now awaits a go-ahead from the municipal commissioner.
"Since defecating in the open is considered a crime. And, because the toilets run by the SDMC are operational from 7am to 2pm, and 2pm to 10pm, people are constrained to relieve themselves in the open," SDMC House Leader Shikha Rai said.
So, the corporation felt a third shift can be brought in late night, to make the SDMC toilets available 24x7.
Under the new resolution, the toilets under the SDMC be kept open from 7 am to 2 pm and 2 pm to 10 pm, and from 10 pm to 7 am (next day), making it a 24x7 facility.
According to Rai, this proposal is only for the SDMC toilets built in slum areas under the DUSIB slum colonies.
With inputs from Housing News