Bustling city requires over 9,000 loos as per norms of public health body of Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry
Efforts to place public toilets on Google Maps were launched as a pilot in New Delhi, Bhopal, and Indore in 2016.
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The challenges include water connections and land availability to construct toilets, besides the mindset of the people, slowing down progress towards the goal.
Rinu Mohanan, 41, is busy making tea and lime juice for the eagerly waiting customers, mostly regulars, at a stall in Vyttila.
According to senior corporation officials, the toilets will have a more spacious design when compared to the existing ones and will also focus on the usability factor to encourage people.
Welcoming the move, residents have suggested that the officials conduct regular inspections to ensure proper maintenance of the facilities.
Residents of the city have been witnessing the laudable field work of new ward councilors within a week of assuming office.