HYDERABAD: To check open urination at public places, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation started installing 50 compact-size public urinals which are environment-friendly, odourless and waterless in different parts of the city by the end of this month.
As part of ‘Go Green, Go Clean’ programme, a few such urinals were installed on experimental basis at Jubilee Hills, Gachibowli, Madhapur, Banjara Hills and other areas a few weeks ago. The GHMC has now decided to set up 50 more at other places.
The unit, each costing `2.5 lakh, is based on ‘ball technology’ which checks foul smell and saves water. The ball in the urinal restrains odour and prevents it from spreading. The urinal will be directly connected to sewers. There will be no user charges.
The GHMC plans to set up such units for women too.
The private companies installing these units will maintain them round the year and will meet the costs from advertisement revenue. Since these urinals do not need water for flushing, it results in the saving of 55,000 to 1.50 lakh litres of water a day.