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MCC organizes Sarvjanik Sauchalaya Safai Jan Bhagidari Amrut Diwas in all 26 wards of the city

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | September 30, 2021 06:45 PM

CHANDIGARH: As a part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh organized “Sarvjanik Sauchalaya Safai Jan Bhagidari Amrut Diwas” in all 26 wards of Chandigarh including main programme by dedicating newly renovated toilet block in sector 17 D under old bridge.

During the programme Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor, Chandigarh was the chief guest and he formally dedicated the toilet block in presence of Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Sh. Charanjiv Singh, Ms. Shipra Bansal, Councillors, office bearers of Market Welfare Association, Vyapar Mandal and officers of MCC.

The Sarvjanik Sauchalaya Safai Janbhagidari Amrut Diwas was also celebrated in each ward, where the area councilors were the chief guests in their respective wards and addressed the local residents and shopkeepers emphasising their role and responsibilities in the maintenance of the toilet blocks.

While addressing the gathering, the Mayor said that the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has taken an important initiative to upgrade 38 toilet blocks throughout city markets under the Smart City project with providing latest facilities in all toilet blocks.

He said that it is equal responsibility of the market welfare associations and local residents in the upkeep and maintenance issues of the toilet blocks and the associations should come forward for taking up the maintenance of the toilet blocks of their respective areas.

Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, MCC said that for the feedback of the users in the toilets, QR code has been placed at each and every toilet block. As part of the new feedback system, citizens will be able to register their feedback about the facilities, maintenance, cleaning system available in toilets through the QR code system.

She said that QR codes will be placed on all public toilets so that people can scan the QR code and share their feedback about the availability of electricity, water supply, cleanliness of toilet premises and toilet seat while using the facility. Concerned officials of the MC Chandigarh will act swiftly if any issue arises, she added.

The toilet block provided at a cost of Rs. 15 lacs has separate/independent provision for differently abled persons/trans gender, male and female toilet blocks. To facilitate women users, provision of sanitary napkin as well as incinerator for the disposal of sanitary napkin has been been provided in the toilet block.

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