The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has taken a step to make restaurant toilets accessible for the general public as a part of “Swachh Bharat” Campaign.
SDMC on Tuesday said it acted on advice given by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, who had asked to explore this idea.
SDMC said in a statement, “Acting on the advice of the Lt Governor, the SDMC has made it mandatory for all hotels and restaurants located in south Delhi to give full access to the general public to these toilets. The establishment of these restaurants has also been given the discretion to charge up to Rs. 5 per usage to cover their charges towards maintenance and cleaning”.
It said, “This move of SDMC will boost the Swachh Bharat Mission,” and added, “At one stroke this smart move will now make available and additional over 3,500 toilets accessible to the public”.The decision will come into effect from 1st April and remaining modalities will be worked out in due course of time.