A welcome relief for women tourists
“The Sthree Toilet was built at the KSRTC Workshop, Kengeri recently. The bus was converted into a women’s toilet. The toilet will have a bathroom with a shower for the benefit of women. KSTDC chairperson Shruthi Krishna has also made some suggestions to improve the Sthree Toilet,’’ said KSRTC
She said that the KSTDC chairperson has shown interest in having more Sthree Toilets at tourist spots across the state for the benefit of women tourists. “The KSTDC is yet to specify the number of Sthree Toilets required. We will take a call after receiving the proposal from the KSTDC,” she said.
According to the Chief Public Relations Officer, two such facilities were available at
“We have many scrapped buses but do not have resources. We are waiting for corporate companies to come forward to bear the cost of interiors and other amenities,’’ she added.
Each facility has three Indian toilets and two western toilets. It is equipped with a napkin-vending machine, a feeding room and diaper-changing area. The first facility installed at Kempegowda Bus Station was built by a Pune-based private company.
Appreciating the KSRTC for converting scrapped buses into women’s toilets, Sudha Katva, a social activist who led the protest against