Public toilets to get Google locator support in all cities

In a bid to help common people find clean toilets, the Ministry of Urban Affairs has asked state authorities to connect public toilets with Google’s locator service.

Published: 11th November 2017 12:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th November 2017 12:46 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: In a bid to help common people find clean toilets, the Ministry of Urban Affairs has asked state authorities to connect public toilets with Google’s locator service.

The ministry had partnered with Google last year for the service, however, only a few cities have so far implemented this.

A letter written to the urban local bodies and concerned state authorities this week said that the ministry has successfully run the program in over 40 cities and want to continue it further in rest of the cities in the country.

The ministry has also reminded that the particular initiative of connecting the toilets with Google locator will add to the points in the Cleanliness Survey 2018.

“Cities are advised to proactively work to map data of their public toilets on a priority basis,” said the letter was written on November 7.

A senior official said that the aim is to provide the facility to people in other parts of the country as well.

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