Toilet trouble

Bombay High Court gives ultimatum on public toilets for women

Following a public interest litigation that highlighted the lack of urinals for women in public spaces, particularly those situated near city streets, the Bombay High Court issued an ultimatum to municipal corporations across Maharashtra in Western India to draw up plans for the installation of street-side toilets made specifically for women. While the original order was issued in December, the bench was just informed that only Mumbai, Nagpur and Amravati corporations had taken some steps toward improving bathroom facilities for women. As a result, the court has ordered that the rest of the civic bodies work out plans by June 19. The High Court was impressed by the efforts made by the Pune Municipal Corporation in providing toilet facilities for women in the city and has sought replication of the model in all cities across Maharashtra.

Read the full story at The Indian Express.

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