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To stop open defecation, Salman Khan rebuilds toilets in 3K Mumbai houses

Mumbai city news: “We rebuilt toilets in more than 3,000 houses and gave them water connections,” the actor said

mumbai Updated: Jun 10, 2017 22:44 IST
Sanjana Bhalerao
This was Khan’s second visit to a site after the BMC appointed him as the brand ambassador for their campaign against open defecation.
This was Khan’s second visit to a site after the BMC appointed him as the brand ambassador for their campaign against open defecation.(HT File Photo)

Bollywood actor Salman Khan visited Aarey colony with municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta on Friday to take stock of the sanitation facilities.

This was his second visit to a site after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) appointed him as the brand ambassador for their campaign against open defecation.

“It feels good to do something for the cause but this is just the beginning,” said Salman.

“I think there are more than 3,000 houses here and six to eight people live in each of these houses. Also, some of these houses had toilets. We just rebuilt them and gave them water connections,” the actor said.

He also said, “For the rest of the houses, we will try to get permissions to build toilets if they have space for it.”

The actor had earlier donated five mobile toilets with six seats each to the BMC and had urged citizens to use them instead of defecating in the open.

Khan asked BMC to build more toilets in the area and also promised to donate more for the cause.

(With inputs from IANS)