Panchkula MC procures six mobile toilets

Panchkula MC procures six mobile toilets

A mobile toilet in Panchkula.

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 24

The local Municipal Corporation has procured six mobile toilets to be placed at various spots across the city to ensure people do not defecate in the open.

The civic body had issued a Rs39-lakh tender to buy 10 mobile toilets. The remaining four portable toilets will be received soon, said officials.

Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal today inspected the toilets, which will be installed at various spots across the city.

The MC had recently snapped ties with the Sulabh agency, which was hired for the maintenance and repair of public toilets following complaints from residents and market welfare associations about their dilapidated condition. Chandigarh Tribune, in a news report earlier this year, had also highlighted the unusable state of public washrooms in the city. Broken gates, no provision for water, irregular excreta disposal, stink and no gender symbols were some of the features of the public toilets, the report had pointed out.

The city had received ODF++ status for the third time earlier this year.

As per the Swachh Bharat Mission ODF++ protocol of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, a city/ward/work circle can be notified/declared as ODF++ if, at any point of the day, not a single person is found defecating/urinating in the open and all community and public toilets are functional and well-maintained.

Tender was floated for 10 toilets

  • The civic body had issued a Rs39-lakh tender to buy 10 mobile toilets. The remaining four portable toilets will be received soon, said officials.
  • Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal on Sunday inspected the toilets, which will be installed at various spots across the city.
  • The MC had recently snapped ties with the Sulabh agency, which was hired for the maintenance and repair of public toilets following complaints from residents and market welfare associations about their dilapidated condition.

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