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Delhi gets modern, user friendly public toilets at 20 locations ; each costs Rs.13 lakhs

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Delhi gets modern, user friendly public toilets at 20 locations ; each costs Rs.13 lakhs

Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates ‘Swachh Sauchalay’ in Preet Vihar, East Delhi


Shortage of 4,000 public toilets in the national capital

Centre sanctions Rs.223 cr to provide household water supply, sewer connections in Delhi

Delhi today got modern and user friendly public toilets made of high- end composite materials used in air craft and high class rail coaches at 20 different locations, costing Rs.13 lakh each. One such ‘Swachh Sauchalay’ consisting of 4 toilet seats and 4 urinals was today inaugurated by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu at Sikka Market in Preet Vihar of East Delhi. Local cooperators and dignitaries did so at 19 other locations across North(5), South(6) and 9 locations in East Municipal Corporation of Delhi areas.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu said there is a shortfall of about 4,000 public toilets in the three MCD areas and measures are being taken to bridge the gap under Swachh Bharat Mission. The shortfall includes 5,318 in South Delhi, 3,311 in the North and 2,508 in the East MCD area after constructing a total of 7,061 public toilet seats since the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission in October, 2014. He said that about 6.50% of urban people use public toilets and required infrastructure needs to be ensured in urban areas.

Stressing that Delhi should lead by example in ensuring cleanliness, Shri Naidu urged the people, municipal bodies and the Delhi Government to rise to the occasion.

These toilets have been installed by the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), a Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Urban Development, under Corporate Social Responsibility. Such toilets will be made available at 10 more locations by NBCC.

Shri Naidu said that the ‘NAMMA’ toilets in use in Tamil Nadu and made available at 20 locations in Delhi today have the advantages of :

1.Fittings being resistant to vandalism and tampering;
2.Comfortable design to suit the needs of users;
3.Corners and edges rounded off to prevent dirt accumulation;
4.Special paintings used to prevent bacterial growth and smell;
5.Ease of access to all including physically challenged;
6.High natural ventilation and air draft to evacuate stale air;
7.Adoption of solar energy for power needs; and
8.Factory built parts assembled at site for quality and modular design enabling expansion.
Referring to the need of water supply and sewer connections for use of toilets and treatment of human waste, Shri Naidu informed that his Ministry has recently sanctioned Rs.223 cr to Delhi under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Under this, Rs.113 cr will be spent on providing water supply connections and Rs.104 cr on improving sewerage networks.

Locations provided with modern public toilets in East MCD are are: Preet Vihar, Veer Sawarkar Hospital, Swamy Dayanand Hospital, DDA Market (Mayur Vihar Ph-II), Anand Vihar, Loni Road Petrol Pump, Seelampur Metro Station, C-12 Block (Yamuna Vihar) and New Jaffrabad.

South MCD: Near Uphaar Cinema, near DTC Depot Kalu Sarai, Munirka DDA Flats, Near Fortis Hospital, near Nehru Place Metro Station and Nehru Place District Centre.

North Delhi: Near Samaypur Badli Metro Station, GT Road (Azadpur), Nangloi Metro Station, Faseel Road and Old Tonga Stand Railway Parcel Centre, SPM Marg. 

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Mayors and officials from 22 States to discuss ODF strategies, treatment of human waste

Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate 2 day National Workshop on Sanitation

400 cities including NDMC to become Open Defecation Free by the end of this year

79 cities in Gujarat, MP-68, AP-66, Maharashtra-60,Rajasthan-33, Chattisgarh-32 to become ODF

Mayors, Chairpersons, Municipal Commissioners and officials of 62 cities from 22 States will discuss strategies for ‘Open Defecation Free’ cities and safe treatment and disposal of human waste at a two day National Workshop on Sanitation in New Delhi to be inaugurated by Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu tomorrow i.e April 7,2016.

42 Towns with a population of less than 1.50 lakh population each and 20 cities selected under Smart City Mission will be attending the workshop being organized by the Ministry of Urban Development.

Under Swachh Bharat Mission, 18 States have identified 400 cities to be made Open Defecation Free by the end of 2016. These include-Gujarat-79 cities/towns, Madhya Pradesh-68, Andhra Pradesh-66, Maharashtra-60,Rajasthan-33, Chattisgarh-32, Telangana-14, West Bengal-8, Bihar, Haryana and Tamil Nadu-7 each, Punjab-5, Jharkhand-4, Uttar Pradesh-3, Uttarakhand-3, Puducherry-2, Himachal Pradesh(Shimla) and New Delhi Municipal Council.

Of these 400 cities and towns, 42 small towns from 14 States/UTs have been invited to the workshop for guidance and advice on achieving ODF status. Eight other States attending the workshop will be those included in the Smart City Mission.

The Workshop seeks to sensitise urban local bodies to the best practices of ODF and to the next level of safe disposal and treatment of septage and fecal sludge through centralized and decentralized treatment solutions and technologies.   

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