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To Tackle Open Defecation In Mumbai Salman Khan Donates Mobile Toilets

Superstar Salman Khan who was roped in by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its drive against Open Defecation and litter in Mumbai has now officially accepted to become the brand ambassador for the campaign and do his bit for ‘Swachh India.’ The Dabangg star met civic chief Ajoy Mehta and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, and donated five mobile toilets to the BMC, each toilet is accompanied with six seats.

For Making Mumbai ‘Swachh’ Salman Khan Donates Five Mobile Toilets

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan who was roped in by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its drive against Open Defecation and litter in Mumbai has now officially accepted to become the brand ambassador for the campaign and do his bit for cleaning up the city.

The Dabangg star met BMC Chief, Ajoy Mehta and Yuva Sena Chief, Aaditya Thackeray, and donated five mobile toilets to the BMC, each toilet is accompanied with six seats. Mr Khan tweeted about his meeting with the BMC officials and appreciating their work he said that these officials do a thankless job and he will soon share details about the work he will be doing with them.

Ajoy Mehta, on his part thanked the actor for discharging his duties towards the society and added, “Our administration is making every step to keep the city clean and the actor’s active contributions in our efforts would definitely give a fillip to our efforts.”

“Having a large fan following and being a popular actor, Salman’s support in terms of offering five mobile toilets across the city would help us reduce open defecation,” added Ajoy Mehta.

Salman Khan also urged citizens to participate actively in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign and use toilets instead of defecating in the open. He said, “It (open defection) is not at all cool.”

Mr Khan also added that he was happy to be a part of the civic body’s campaign through his Being Human Foundation and would try to sensitise and educate people of Mumbai about the menace of open defecation.

“In a mega-city like Mumbai, this looks really awkward to find people defecating in open. I will try my best to tell them to do away with this practice,” he said.

A senior BMC official said in the coming days the civic body will be shooting some audio-video presentations which will be released on different media platforms to educate people about the menace of open defecation. According to an estimate of the civic body, there were over 117 major open defecation spots in city, mainly located across the plots owned by government departments and agencies, which have been reduced to 21 in the last two years following its extensive drive against the menace.

“Currently, major open deification spots are in Colaba, Bhandup, Chembur, Malad, Kurla and Andheri,” the officer said, adding BMC has a plan in place to eradicate “this social evil” by building toilets.

The areas which are now ODF include Dongri, Pydhonie, Chira Bazar, Bhendi Bazar and parts of Marine Drive.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. KS

    December 19, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you but we need fifty lakh mobile toilets for Mumbai alone Sirs.

    • Anand Iyer

      December 21, 2016 at 11:18 am

      50 Lakh mobile toilets for Mumbai alone? I see… And how do you arrive at this mathematics?

      Your comments begs the analogy – If you can feed 10 people properly, you SHOULD NOT because every day a few million people sleep hungry, right?

  2. Syed Zaker Ali

    December 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    MR SALMAN KHAN SHOULD DONATE THE MOBILE TOILETS IN INIDA’S OTHER CITIES ALSO!

  3. neetu

    December 20, 2016 at 5:32 am

    a living legendary legend

  4. Raja

    December 21, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    A big applause to Salman Bhai and BMC officials. As KS said, it may require more toilets in those identified areas of Mumbai alone. And please consider that these toilets need to have an easy access to aged people, handicapped etc… And the requirement of ALL TIME CLEANNESS (if not clean, people will sit outside like before) and good lighting in those toilets need to be ensured. Otherwise, all your efforts will be wasted within few days, weeks or months. I lived few months in Mumbai and I had seen the pathetic conditions of the public toilets when I was stuck in the traffic jams sitting in the car and that too during rainy seasons; only one bulb lit and other areas in dark. Pray to GOD that all these good work continues to eradicate this open defecation which is a shame to our Country (when India overtakes UK as World’s Sixth Largest Economy !!!)

  5. Rahul

    December 21, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    To tackle sleeping on the roads, will he be donating houses to people too? May be he should so that the rich and drunk don’t mow down the innocent and then easily get away with it.

  6. Md Asra shaikh

    September 28, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Thanks. Our village very dritry. And help us

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