A mobile application introduced by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now made hunting for public toilets in Mumbai a thing of the past. The 'Mumbai Toilet Locator' app, launched by municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta on Monday, is an easy-to-use application meant for Android phones and can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
The civic body has connected over 800 pay-and-use toilets across the city on the Mumbai Toilet Locator app through GPS, and more locations will be added in the near future, said a senior official from the department of Solid Waste Management.
However, an activist said the BMC should rather concentrate on cleaner and hygienic toilets. "This is ironical that BMC needs to do this. Instead of launching the app, civic body should make toilets cleaner and more hygienic for convenience of citizens," said RTI activist Anil Galgali.