Bengaluru: BBMP plans to build 200 public toilets | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) as decided to build 200 public toilets across the city; work is expected to begin this month. The city has 550 public toilets at present, but the Palike feels it needs 1,400 and officials said they will build another 650 in phases.
Of 200 toilets, at least 120-150 can be built this year and the rest in 2022 at an average expenditure of Rs 8 lakh. Further, nearly 80 washrooms that are not being used will be renovated at a cost of Rs 2 lakh. This means, by mid-2020, close to 300 more washrooms could be used in addition to the existing 550, officials said.
D Randeep, special commissioner (solid waste management) said: “In toilets with more than five seats, a provision could be considered for transgender users,” adding the new toilets will function more efficiently with focus on cleanliness.
More signages

BBMP will increase the number of signages leading towards the toilets and ask its marshals to fine those urinating at public places. It plans to instal more mobile toilets and ask petrol bunks to make their washrooms accessible to the public.

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