Delhi’s first pink toilet at Vikaspuri

On the occasion of the International Day for the Girl Child, Delhi received the first-of-its-kind facility with vending machines for sanitary napkins, incinerator facilities and feeding area for breastfeeding mothers.

SDMC Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat said that the toilet has been opened at a place that witnesses a substantial footfall of women and girls.

“The market adjoining PVR Vikaspuri is a major shopping centre where a large number of women come everyday to buy items of day-to-day requirement. But they always face problems in accessing hygienic toilets with facilities for sanitary napkins and their safe disposal,” said Sehawat.

“The pink toilet was much needed at this place but it is important that the users should keep the facility clean for the next user,” she said.

The civic agency has plans to open more such toilets in the future.

“We will start inviting applications from people desiring to open such facilities in their area. This will go a long way in instilling a sense of security among women and girls in using public toilets,” she said.

The SDMC was the first civic agency among the three municipal corporations in the city to make the access to toilets in hotels and restaurants free for women and children in May.

It had directed all petrol pumps to offer similar facilities. This move has made more than 4,000 toilets accessible to the public.

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