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Pink toilets for women, a promising step by SDMC

The Civic Agency is planning to open Pink Toilets in key markets, crowded areas

Pink toilets for women, a promising step by SDMC

Delhi: South Delhi Municipal Corporation has been ensuring upkeep, maintenance and running of Pink Toilets dedicated to children and women in a proper manner. SDMC is planning to open more Pink Toilets in key markets and crowded areas. It has been running these toilets with the support of PVR Nest. 

These toilets are located mainly in Central Market of Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony in Lajpat Nagar, Aurobindo Market, Shahpur Jat, RK Puram, Priya Complex, Vasant Vihar, PVR Anupam Saket & PVR Vikaspuri Complex.

The pink toilets are equipped with modern facilities like sanitary napkin vending machines, napkin incinerator machines, feeding & changing rooms, soap dispensers, hair dryers besides proper ventilation, 24*7 water supply, low altitude toilet seats for children and differently-abled, dustbins, etc. The SDMC has deployed women Safai Sainiks for maintaining these toilets.

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Pink Toilet is an example of envisioning the safety of women and girl children. SDMC inaugurated the first Pink Toilet on October 11, 2017 in Vikaspuri on the occasion of the International Day for the Girl Child. In spite of the challenges posed by the pace of urbanization and huge congestion in prominent public places, SDMC is effectively maintaining public toilets for brighter outcomes. These Pink Toilets are opened from morning 08 am to evening 8 pm every day and there is no user charge at all.