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In Jamshedpur college, women’s washroom has urinals for men

College authorities have admitted that it was a mistake as the washroom was built for men, but wrongly marked for women.

ranchi Updated: Mar 23, 2017 12:58 IST
Manoj Choudhary
Manoj Choudhary
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
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The washroom in the newly-constructed building of Jamshedpur Cooperative College.(HT PHOTO)

A recently-constructed building of a Jamshedpur college has urinals meant for men in a washroom marked for women, as it was originally built for men, but is now being used by women.

Professor-in-charge of Jamshedpur Cooperative College, SS Razi admitted that it was an error by the staff concerned.

The washroom is for men and the signboard saying ‘ladies/female washroom’ will be removed, he said, assuring that a washroom for women will be provided soon.

However, since it is the only washroom in the building, it is being used by women now. Men are not allowed as the washroom is still marked for ladies.

“We were hoping that proper facilities will be there in the new building. But having a male urinal pot in a female washroom is an irony for us. Despite no proper facilities for women, we have been using the said washroom in new building,” Sujatha Sahoo, a first-year student, said.

There is a ladies’ washroom in the old building of the college, but it cannot be used because of its dilapidated and unhygienic conditions.

Men, having no other option, are using the highly dilapidated washroom in the old building, sources said.

Moreover, the washroom—marked for ladies, but with men’s urinals—in the new building has no facilities for supply of water, the students complained.

Puja Ojha, a second-year student, said, “Ladies, including staff and other visitors, use the washroom. However, there is no water in the washroom; hence it is difficult to use.”

“Despite having no proper facilities, we have been using the washroom in new building,” Sahoo said.

First Published: Mar 23, 2017 12:44 IST