SSB seeks construction of public toilet at India-Nepal border

The assistant commandant “C” Coy Gandak branch has written a letter to the block development officer (BDO) Bagaha 2 demanding the construction of a permanent toilet near barrage at Valmikinagar in Bihar’s West Champaran district.
The need for a proper toilet facility has been felt here since long as a large number of visitors from both India and Nepal pass through the way on a daily basis. (Representational Image/PTI File Photo)
The need for a proper toilet facility has been felt here since long as a large number of visitors from both India and Nepal pass through the way on a daily basis. (Representational Image/PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2022 04:01 PM IST
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BETTIAH: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has asked the local administration of Bagaha 2 to build a permanent toilet near barrage at Valmikinagar in Bihar’s West Champaran district, which borders with Nepal.

The local SSB officer said it is embarrassing when travellers including local officials seek to use its toilet facilities because its personnel only have make-shift arrangements.

“Being a busy route, in addition to general public, VIPs like judges, DM, SDM and many other senior police and administrative officers are passing through the bridge and many a times requested for toilet facilities. We have to feel ashamed for letting them to use our toilet which is not good,” a letter by the assistant commandant “C” Coy, Gandak branch, said. HT has reviewed the letter.

“Every day, a large number of visitors including men and women alike from both countries (India and Nepal) pass through the way. So, the need for a proper toilet facility has been felt for a long time,” said Uma Sankar, deputy commandant, SSB, Bagaha.

Located near barrage in Valmikinagar, a makeshift toilet on the land of irrigation department comes across as a stopgap arrangement, being commonly used by both SSB and the passersby. This despite, the deployment of SSB since 2002 and movement between India and Nepal through barrage since late 1960’s.

The makeshift toilet was built as a temporary arrangement when the ssb was first deployed near the barrage in 2002.

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