Now Google your way to nearest toilet; at least in Vijaywada municipal area
In a first of its kind of initiative, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) is all set to map all the public and community toilets within its limits.
Heres how it is supposed to work. It is with the help of Google that the people will be able to locate all the public toilets arranged by VMC in their vicinity.
The residents would be required to search ‘toilet’ or ‘public toilet’ in Google map to be able to navigate to the nearest public toilet.
Aimed at making Vijayawada a cleaner city and curbing public urination, the civic body came up with the initiative of mapping all toilets and making the facilities visible to the residents.
It need be mentioned that cleanliness and open defecation are two aspects where Vijayawada fared poorly and ranked 19th in Swachh Survekshan survey 2017.
This is why the civic body took stock of the situation and initiated a special drive by sending special teams across the city to curb the menace of public urination. >