Only public toilet on Palm Beach Road has no water supply
The only public toilet along Palm Beach Road in Turbhe has no water supply for the past few months.
This has inconvenienced the local traders and other people of the area.
Constructed by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) around five years ago, the toilet (opposite St Lawrence High School) was also used by the motorists travelling on the road and traffic personnel monitoring vehicles in the junction.
“It was big relief for the traders from Vashi, Sector 17, Turbhe and people heading to APMC market as there is no other public toilet anywhere in this area. All these people are now suffering for the past five months, as the toilet cannot be used as there is no water,” said Dev Sinha, 34, who has a shop in the area.
A traffic officer, on condition of anonymity, said, “This is one of the areas on Palm Beach Road where maximum number of traffic officials are deployed every day. We, the traffic officials cannot relieve ourselves at random places in uniform. Also, we cannot go far away The public toilet on Palm Beach Road is used by motorists and traffic personnel.
leaving the junction when on duty. Taking the importance of the toilet, the civic body should restart the water supply as soon as possible.”
Local traders said that since the toilet has not been cleaned for five months, it has started stinking. Crossing the area has become an ordeal.
Despite repeated attempts Manoj Patil, executive engineer (sewage treatment and public toilet) of NMMC was unavailable for comments.
“Water supply to the toilet was cut off owing to some sort of management issues when the city was reeling under severe water crisis. The scenario has improved now and we will restart it soon,” a junior NMMC official said.