KMC prepares designs for public toilet

Published On: November 23, 2019 07:30 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Kathmandu Metropolitan City, which had been planning for public toilet, has just prepared design for it. The construction of public toilet will begin from the current fiscal year, it informed.

Vice-Chairperson at Urban Planning Commission in KMC, Saroj Basnet, said 20 designs have been prepared for the public lavatory. "The construction will begin in the most needed area and on the basis of budget," he said, adding, "The design varies based on the facility ranging from single to three-person use at a time.

Along with the toilets, there will be bathrooms as well. Everyone will have access to these. According to Basnet, the construction cost of such toilet ranges from Rs 1.5 million to Rs 10 million. Once the problem of public toilet is addressed, it would be a huge relief to the city commuters, he claimed.

There are altogether 115 public toilets in the Kathmandu Valley, among which, KMC has 58. Among 58, only 28 are usable. KMC said that lack of water and sanitation made some toilets unusable. More pressing is, most toilets are not women and disabled people friendly, it is said.

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