The facility was proposed in 2019, but Covid stalled the implementation of the idea | FPJ
BMC’s idea of turning an abandoned bus into a women’s mobile toilet has finally come to fruition. The first such toilet will be located near the bus station outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal. The facility, named ‘Ti’ (meaning her in Marathi), will open soon and will be available for a small fee, said a citizen source.
A motion notice by former corporator Sachin Padwal on portable toilets for women was approved by the General Assembly three years ago. Therefore, the project will be implemented in 2020 in Shef South Ward (Parel district). Due to lack of space, I decided to use an old abandoned bus for this project. But because of Covid, the project never materialized,” he said.
After the plan change, “Ti” was selected in Section A, which consists of the Fort area and the CSMT area. The project will be implemented on a pilot basis, and after considering responses, the number of such utility centers will increase throughout the city. These public restrooms also have changing rooms, vending machines for feminine hygiene products, and dedicated compartments for breastfeeding.
The facility has 3 western toilets and 1 Indian toilet, with water and electricity supplied by BMC. A female attendant is always available, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
According to a study by the NGO Praja Foundation, the city has a severe shortage of public toilets, with only 25% of the toilets being for women.
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