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India: ‘Pink’ toilets for women in Delhi

Lifestyle2017-10-13

By APD writer Rishika Chauhan NEW DELHI, October 13 (APD)-- Applications are being invited by the Delhi government for constructing and providing the facility of ‘pink’ toilets, as the first such toilet opened in the capital. The ‘pink’ toilet is a new concept introduced to solve the problem that women face due to unclean and limited toilets for them. Hence to instil a sense of security among women in using public toilets and providing them special facilities like vending machines for sanitary napkins, incinerator facilities and feeding area for breastfeeding mothers, such toilets are being constructed. The first pink toilet opened in a market in the South Delhi area in Vikaspuri on Wednesday, on the occasion of the International Day for the Girl Child. Kamaljeet Sehrawat, the mayor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation informed that the toilet has been opened at a point, which is frequented, by women and girls. She said, “The market is a major shopping centre where a large number of women come everyday to buy items of day-to-day requirement. But they always face problems in accessing hygienic toilets with facilities for sanitary napkins and their safe disposal.” “The pink toilet was much needed at this place but it is important that the users should keep the facility clean for the next user,” she further informed. The municipal corporation aims to open more such facilities. “We will start inviting applications from people desiring to open such facilities in their area. This will go a long way in instilling a sense of security among women and girls in using public toilets,” Sehrawat said. The authorities have also directed all the petrol pumps to offer similar facilities. New rules have made more than 4,000 toilets accessible to the public. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Rishika Chauhan

NEW DELHI, October 13 (APD)-- Applications are being invited by the Delhi government for constructing and providing the facility of ‘pink’ toilets, as the first such toilet opened in the capital.

The ‘pink’ toilet is a new concept introduced to solve the problem that women face due to unclean and limited toilets for them.

Hence to instil a sense of security among women in using public toilets and providing them special facilities like vending machines for sanitary napkins, incinerator facilities and feeding area for breastfeeding mothers, such toilets are being constructed.

The first pink toilet opened in a market in the South Delhi area in Vikaspuri on Wednesday, on the occasion of the International Day for the Girl Child.

Kamaljeet Sehrawat, the mayor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation informed that the toilet has been opened at a point, which is frequented, by women and girls.

She said, “The market is a major shopping centre where a large number of women come everyday to buy items of day-to-day requirement. But they always face problems in accessing hygienic toilets with facilities for sanitary napkins and their safe disposal.”

“The pink toilet was much needed at this place but it is important that the users should keep the facility clean for the next user,” she further informed.

The municipal corporation aims to open more such facilities.

“We will start inviting applications from people desiring to open such facilities in their area. This will go a long way in instilling a sense of security among women and girls in using public toilets,” Sehrawat said.

The authorities have also directed all the petrol pumps to offer similar facilities. New rules have made more than 4,000 toilets accessible to the public.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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