The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) plans to construct 800 public toilets at 200 locations across the city, said the metropolitan commissioner, Matanat Ali Khan, at the opening ceremony for public toilets built beneath Jail Chowrangi Flyover, on Tuesday.
He said that the Public Toilets Project was being carried out with the collaboration of the Citizens’ Police-Liaison Committee (CPLC).
Khan said that the public toilets will be constructed near busy business centres, picnic points, parks and bachat bazaars. Each unit will consist of four rooms – two each for males and females.
He added that the public toilets constructed at Jail Chowrangi could facilitate the disabled as a wheel chair ramp had also been provided for their access. The toilets will have an access charge of Rs5 per person while there will be no charge for disabled people.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2013.