- Central government launches 'Swachh Bharat Toilet Locator' application
- 'Swachh Bharat Toilet Locator' will help Delhiites in locating washrooms
- High Court had ordered mapping and geo-tagging of public toilets
New Delhi: Delhiites can now take the help of the central government’s ‘Swachh Bharat Toilet Locator’ mobile application to locate washrooms in the city, the municipal corporations told the Delhi High Court on October 30. The corporations told a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar that public toilets under their jurisdiction are geo-tagged and available on the app developed by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD).
Advocate Mini Pushkarna, appearing for the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, told the court that the app provides location of toilets across India and not the just the national capital.
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She told the bench that the longitude and latitude of the toilets are provided to the MoUD which in turn uploads the same on its app.
The same stand was taken by the other corporations and the Delhi Cantonment Board, which said it was an ongoing exercise as whenever a new public toilet would be built its location would be forwarded to the ministry.
The high court had earlier ordered mapping and geo- tagging of public toilets to make them more accessible to citizens.
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It had issued the direction after it could not ascertain where washrooms were located or if they exist after perusing the affidavits filed by the three corporations.
The affidavits were filed in response to a PIL seeking toilet facilities for slum dwellers in the Shahbad dairy area in outer Delhi.
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