Delhi gets its first Pink Toilet in Vikaspuri
New Delhi: For maintaining the cleanliness in the society, toilet play an important role and providing a healthy environment, especially for the safety of women and girls, Delhi on Wednesday got its first "Pink toilet".
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) dedicated the first ever Pink Toilet at PVR, Vikaspuri on the occasion of International Girl Child Day.
SDMC Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat while inaugurating the toilet said that this will go a long way in instilling a sense of security in women and girls as they will have a clean place of the toilet with a sanitary napkin and incinerator facility.
"We intend to open more Pink Toilets in order to provide a convenient safe place in the midst of market flooded with the visitors and customers," she said.
PVR Vikaspuri, a major center for shopping wherein large number of women and girls are found to be purchasing articles of their needs.
A restroom like Pink Toilet was much needed at this place. The toilet has been designed in a systematic manner to provide other incidental facilities like feeding area for the mothers.
The Mayor added that all the petrol pumps have also been offering the similar facility as directed by SDMC.
Officials from NCPCR stated that sometime women hesitate to use the same toilet which are been used by men. Lack of toilet also effect women health and also harm women safety.
Rupa Kapoor, member from NCPCR, stated that there are severe taboos on menstruation and the lack of facilities for girls and women to attain and change napkins at home or in public toilets which creates immense health hazards.
"Unhygienic disposal also creates health and hygiene issues. Hence, a toilet that provides privacy, low-cost napkins and facility to dispose of through incinerators was highly needed. The pink color is easily identifiable for women and hence Pink Toilets," said Kapoor.