In Bengaluru, BBMP will construct 56 permanent restrooms for pourakarmikas.
At 56 locations throughout Bengaluru, BBMP has made the decision to construct pourakarmika (civil servant) permanent restrooms. This is in addition to the city’s approximately 240 temporary Suvidha Cabins.
Pourakarmika unions have long demanded permanent restrooms at each of Bengaluru’s 600 or more mustering locations. The municipal organization has never undertaken a project to construct long-term restrooms prior to now.
Other than a changing room, a toilet, and designated racks for them to store their brooms and other equipment, these restrooms will offer a spot for the pourakarmikas to sit, rest, eat food, and drink water.
The president of the BBMP Pourakarmikara Sangha and a pourakarmika herself, Nirmala M., stated that these restrooms should be constructed at the mustering places rather than wherever there is room and land.
We are not permitted to use the bathrooms that are designated for us, despite the city authority having set up some amenities, including restrooms and toilets, in nearby existing infrastructure, like schools and hospitals. The city council cannot simply assign these facilities to existing infrastructure.