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Hotels, restaurants in East Delhi open toilets for women, kids

South Delhi Municipal Corporation was the first civic body to give free access to toilets of any hotel or restaurant around a month ago. The north Delhi municipal corporation has already announced that they are working in this direction. If applicable, people would be able to use the facility in most parts of Delhi.

delhi Updated: Jun 14, 2017 00:18 IST
Abhinav Rajput
However, men have been kept of out of the scheme due to privacy issues cited by various hotel associations, he said.
However, men have been kept of out of the scheme due to privacy issues cited by various hotel associations, he said.(Hindustan Times)

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Women and children living in East Delhi will no longer have to go looking for public washrooms to relieve themselves as East Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to give free access to toilets of any hotel or restaurant.

“We held a meeting with several restaurant associations and they have agreed to give access to their washrooms. One can now simply walk into the nearest restaurant and tell the staff that they need to use the washroom,” said a senior official of East Corporation.

People can use the facility from Tuesday and it will be free of cost, he said.

However, men have been kept of out of the scheme due to privacy issues cited by various hotel associations, he said.

The move would allow women and children to access washrooms even in five-star hotels, he said.

“We want the hotels and restaurants to take this directive in the right spirit. The facility will be reviewed on the basis of the feedback provided by the catering establishments,” he said.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation was the first civic body to give free access to toilets of any hotel or restaurant around a month ago. The north Delhi municipal corporation has already announced that they are working in this direction. If applicable, people would be able to use the facility in most parts of Delhi.

President of the resident welfare association of East Delhi BS Vohra said, “The move is good but unlike South Delhi, the number of hotels and restaurants in East Delhi is less. There are two-three big hotels in Parpatganj and some in other areas.”