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Arbitrator to decide on waterless urinals

delhi Updated: May 15, 2013 23:56 IST
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An arbitrator will decide the future of waterless urinals across the Capital.

The Delhi High Court last week gave an order to appoint an arbitrator to decide whether the corporations or private agencies will manage such urinals.

According to a South corporation source, the arbitrator will be a senior civic body official. "His decision will be final and can't be challenged in any other court. He will hear both the parties and take a decision," the source said.

Around 1,000 urinals were built ahead of the Common­wealth Games by the unified MCD but most toilets are not functional as there is no mechanism in place to maintain them.

"They were handed over to private advertisement companies for maintenance in lieu of the space on which the companies could put up advertisements and earn revenue. The companies were also supposed to return the corporation, the money it had spent on building the blocks," the source said.

However, soon after the Games got over, it was found that the companies were putting up advertisements but were not maintaining the toilets. "We were getting regular complains regarding the poor maintenance of these waterless urinals. The corporation then decided to terminate the contract, which prompted the companies to go to court," he said.