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MCD struggles to find space to build public toilets

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) is struggling to find sufficient space to build more public toilets in the provisional state capital. The officials informed that the corporation has  sufficient budget to build new public toilets but the corporation has not found sufficient space to build them. They said that the corporation has built toilets at most of the places in the city where the land was available. The corporation also has to shelve the plan of building 10 Pink toilets due to the lack of space which was proposed to be a convenient space for women with certain facilities like vending machines for sanitary pads and a breastfeeding area for mothers and babies among others.

Informing about the issue, the chief municipal health officer Dr Kailash Joshi said that establishing maximum public toilets across the city is MCD’s priority. The corporation has constructed public toilets in most of the available places but now we are struggling in finding more space to build more toilets, he stated. “We are reconstructing some old damaged toilets and if possible, trying to install some additional toilet seats too,” said Joshi. He added that though insufficient space to build toilets is a big challenge, teams of the health section are still looking for ways through which the corporation can establish more toilets in rural and urban areas of the city.

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