Delhiites will now be able to locate the nearest toilet just by searching it on Google. And that’s not all, they will also get the opportunity to give ratings and register their feedback about their experience.
In what can be termed as a boost to the Centre’s flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, over 300 public toilets in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area can now be located on Google Maps.
The civic body has launched a toilet locator awareness campaign, under which community toilets besides those located at petrol pumps, railway stations and bus stands are being added to the database.
“The users will also be asked to give feedback for toilets they locate using Google. The campaign will be run from July 12 to August 11. Once the campaign ends, the cleanest toilet will be awarded,” NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar said.
“At present, 333 public toilets have been mapped on Google to enable citizens and visitors to locate the nearest public toilet in an area. While the step is aimed at reducing public urination, it is important that the toilets are in good condition and hence the feedback is being sought,” he added.
And people are lauding the initiative on Twitter:
Proud to have done my first #LooReview💩!!! Go on and review public toilets!#NDMC #SwachhToilet #SwachhBharatMission #MoUD #GoogleMaps pic.twitter.com/6EMP6L8pGL— Sowmya (@sowmyarao_) July 12, 2017
(With inputs from PTI)
(Feature image source: Twitter)