All public toi­lets geo-tagged, now avail­able on app: civic bod­ies to HC

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Res­i­dents of the city can now lo­cate wash­rooms at their fin­ger­tips with the help of mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion, the Delhi High Court was told by the three mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tions on Mon­day.

The civic bod­ies, i.e. North Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (NDMC), South Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (SDMC) and East Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (EDMC), in­formed a bench of Act­ing Chief Jus­tice Gita Mit­tal and Jus­tice C Har­is­hankar that the public toi­lets un­der their ju­ris­dic­tion are geo-tagged and avail­able on the app de­vel­oped by the Min­istry of Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment (MoUD).

Ap­pear­ing for the NDMC, its coun­sel Mini Pushkarna, in­formed the court that the ap­pli­ca­tion pro­vided the lo­ca­tion of wash­rooms, not just in the city but through­out the coun­try. She also said that the lon­gi­tude and lat­i­tude of the toi­lets are pro­vided to the MoUD which up­dates it on its ap­pli­ca­tion.

The two other mu­nic­i­pal bod­ies also shared the same in­for­ma­tion with the court. Ap­pear­ing for Delhi Can­ton­ment Board, its coun­sel said that it is an on­go­ing ex­er­cise as when­ever a new public toi­let would be built its lo­ca­tion would be for­warded to the min­istry.

The court was hear­ing a mat­ter per­tain­ing to lack of toi­lets for the slum dwellers of Shah­bad dairy area sit­u­ated in outer Delhi.

Ear­lier, the high court had di­rected the civic agen­cies to map and geo-tag the public toi­lets, thereby mak­ing them eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble for the peo­ple. It had said that all the other agen­cies shall fur­nish req­ui­site in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the lo­ca­tion of their public toi­let fa­cil­i­ties to the Com­mis­sioner of the North Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion or Di­rec­tor of the Delhi En­vi­ron­ment Man­age­ment Ser­vices (DEMS).

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