Women avoid going to the common toilet, so Ahmedabad will now have a special ‘pink toilet’ for women

Ahmedabad : For the convenience of women in Ahmedabad city, 21 pink toilets will be constructed in seven zones of the Municipal Corporation with separate and convenient facilities at a total cost of Rs 10 crore. For the convenience of the citizens, around 350 pay and use toilets have been constructed at various places in […]
 


Women avoid going to the common toilet, so Ahmedabad will now have a special ‘pink toilet’ for women

Ahmedabad : For the convenience of women in Ahmedabad city, 21 pink toilets will be constructed in seven zones of the Municipal Corporation with separate and convenient facilities at a total cost of Rs 10 crore. For the convenience of the citizens, around 350 pay and use toilets have been constructed at various places in the city. The survey found that although the male and female toilet blocks are separate, the main entrance is the same and most of the women avoid using the toilet and pay. Hence there were representations from women corporators and voluntary organizations that toilets are extremely inconvenient when women go out to work in the city. After which the Municipal Commissioner had made a provision for making a separate pink toilet for women in the draft budget of the current financial year.

Women received various complaints and representations regarding the problem of falling toilets in public places in Ahmedabad. After which the Municipal Corporation talked about making toilets with special facilities for women in the current budget. Under the Pink Toilet Scheme, it has been decided to construct pink toilets at a total of 21 places in the city keeping in mind the needs and facilities of women only. Pink toilets will be constructed at 21 selected locations in the seventh zone of AMC. Pink toilets will be constructed at three places in a zone. This pink toilet will be constructed by the contractor. It will be maintained for 5 years, for which a huge amount of Rs 4.5 crore will be paid separately.

A total of over Rs 10 crore will be spent on 21 pink toilets. All these toilets will be painted pink inside and out as women prefer pink colour. The responsibility of caretaker in a separate pink toilet for women will also be entrusted to women. Along with this, a notice board will also be put up, in which instructions will be given that no person should enter this toilet. so that no woman is interrupted

What will be the facilities for women in pink toilet?

  • Pink toilet will have 5 western style toilets
  • Separate rooms will also be made for changing and baby feeding.
  • Sanitary pad vending machines will be installed in every toilet
  • Ramps will be installed in low-height toilets for the convenience of women and girls with disabilities.
  • The pink toilet will be hygienic and will have an exhaust fan to prevent odor.
  • There will be necessary facilities including hand dryer, mirror, liquid soap

Mahadev Desai, chairman of AMC Road and Building Committee, said that pink toilets at 21 places
Will be A total of over Rs 10 crore will be spent on 21 pink toilets.

It is noteworthy that under the Swachh Bharat Mission, many better facilities have already been provided for toilets in Ahmedabad. But since most toilets have equal access, women shy away from using them. Since the new 21 pink toilets will be built keeping in mind the needs of women only, a large number of women will be able to use them without any hesitation.