800 public toilets planned from city

Karachi: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation KMC would construct 800 public toilets on 200 locations in the city for which survey has already been conducted and the locations have also been pointed out where public toilets were required.

Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan said this on the occasion of opening of public toilets constructed beneath the Jail Chowrangi Flyover.
On this occasion former Provincial Minister Sardar Yasin Malik and KMC officers were present.

Matanat said that Public Toilets Project was being carried out with the collaboration of CPLC and survey of the locations has been conducted by KMC and DMCs and those locations were pointed out where public toilets would be constructed.

He said public toilets would be constructed nearby every big and small building, busy business centers, picnic points, parks and bachat bazaars. Women need toilets on public places. This project has been constructed in a design that there were four rooms in one unit in which two rooms for men and two for women would be allocated.

He said that a part of public toilets on Jail Chowrangi has been constructed for disables specially and ramp for wheel chair has also been built. There were three toilets of eastern style along with one of western style in these toilets. Besides a separate toilet has also been built for women and lighting, water and sewerage arrangements have been made as well. Rs5 fee has been kept as fee for using toilets whereas free of cost for disables. This public toilet has been built on busy location of Jail Chowrangi where crowed of people exist and this public toilet has been built with the collaboration of Hilton Pharma in which KMC has only installed water and sewerage lines whereas remaining construction works have been performed by Hilton Pharma.

Metropolitan Commissioner said that KMC was carrying out Public Toilets Project gradually and every possible measure was being taken for this basic facility. He said the city administration provide this facility in many big cities of the world.

KMC would keep performing repairing works of public toilets steadily so that this facility could be utilized by citizens.