Mayor Harinath Inaugurates Public Pay and Use Toilets at State bank
Mangaluru: Mayor Harinath inaugurated the public pay and use toilet facilities at the Service Bus Stand, State bank here on September 22.
After inaugurating the toilets Harinath said, “Today we have inaugurated 8 public toilets at the Statebank service bus stand and the maintenance of the toilets have been given to Aastha foundation. Whoever maintains these toilets should keep them clean. The toilets should be cleaned from time to time so that people can use them”.
He further said, “Earlier maintenance was not done for the public toilets. After Kavitha Sanil become the chairman of the Health committee, she has taken the initiative and has been visiting all the places having public toilet facilities and renovating them. People who use these toilets should maintain the cleanliness by using them as their own. The Asatha foundation should maintain these toilets well, now the toilet looks neat and clean, the same should continue.”
Chairman of the Health department Kavitha Sanil speaking to the mediapersons said, “There are allegations that the public toilets are in pathetic condition and the health committee is not taking care of the maintenance. In reality, the public toilets have not been maintained from 2006 to 2016, for almost 10 years. Most of the toilets were in a pathetic state. After I have become the chairman of the health committee, I have visited all the places having public toilet facilities and started to renovate them. For publicity, some persons have levelled allegations on the health committee of not taking care of the public toilets. There are altogether 23 public toilets, which will be renovated before I complete my tenure”.
The MCC has given the contract to Asatha Foundation for maintenance. The total cost to renovate this public toilet facility is Rs 6 lakh which was borne by the Aastha Foundation. There are 8 toilets, 6 for men and two for women bathing facility is also available.