To address the problem of shortage of public toilets in the city, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is constructing new facilities in different locations. To begin with, 25 toilets will be constructed, while tenders for another 50 will be floated soon.
The city currently so far has 387 functioning public toilets, most of which are concentrated in the three core zones of East, West and South. Apart from these, there are around 170 e-toilets. However, most of these e-toilets are not in a working condition, BBMP officials have admitted.
As per the national guidelines set by the Swachh Bharat Mission for public toilets, there should be one toilet seat for every 100 men and two seats for every 100 women. Given the city’s population, estimated at over 12 million in 2017, there is a shortage of more than 1,000 public toilets.
Recently, Janaagraha sought inputs from citizens across the city as part of its annual ‘MyCityMyBudget’ campaign to put an end to public urination…