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Delhi’s first ‘pink toilet’ at Vikaspuri

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To provide basic public utility facilities to women in Delhi,  South Delhi Municipal Corporation has inaugurated the first ‘pink toilet’ at Vikaspuri.

What sets the pink toilet from others is that it has vending machines for sanitary napkins, incinerator facilities and feeding area for breastfeeding mothers.

Vikaspuri has been chosen as there is a high number of women and girls in this area.

“The market adjoining PVR Vikaspuri 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,” said SDMC Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat.

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

SDMC will open more such toilets at busy bazaars for women.

“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,” she said.

In a significant move earlier,  SDMC has made the  access to toilets in hotels and restaurants free for women and children.

This move has made more than 4,000 toilets accessible to the public.

 

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