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sec­tion, No lights in men’s

closed women’s toi­let

men’s toi­lets had no lights. Di­nesh Ku­mar, an auto driver emerg­ing from in­side com­plained: “There is no wa­ter. The whole place stinks.”

Ac­cord­ing to RTI replies filed by lo­cal agen­cies in re­sponse to queries raised by


Lakhs sunk in, but not open for use yet

Praja, an NGO, com­mu­nity toi­lets in the city (set up be­tween 2010 and 2018) have around 30,000 seats, of which around 19,000 are with Delhi Ur­ban Shel­ter Im­prove­ment Board (DUSIB). The rest come un­der the purview of the three cor


Fix­tures gone, lock, stock and bar­rel


Un­der lock and


po­ra­tions. The num­ber of seats for women is far lower than those for men ( see­graphic).

Op­po­si­tion coun­cil­lors al­lege mis­use of funds. Ved Pal, Aya Na­gar coun­cil­lor, claimed that there was not a sin­gle meet­ing where he had not raised this mat­ter. “Each toi­let is built at Rs 7-8 lakh. All this money is go­ing down the drain as SDMC has no funds to hire san­i­ta­tion staff,” he said. SDMC, on its part, has given sev­eral as­sur­ances about hir­ing NGOs to

of women afraid to use pub­lic wash­rooms of women re­spon­dents fear risk of uri­nary tract in­fec­tion due to dirty pub­lic toi­lets * DUSIB EDMC SDMC NORTH Men seats Women seats

No. of men seats No.of women seats For spe­cially abled

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