New Delhi :
Taking further the clean India drive, Ministry of Urban Development has launched a toilet locator app to assist people to find clean public washrooms.
Google Toilet Locator app unveiled by Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday is developed and designed by Google and will also be Google Maps assistive.
The app currently supports two locations for now- Delhi NCR and Madhya Pradesh. It will make available information about as many as thousands of public toilets around the area.
On the launch event, Naidu also revealed that 504 cities and town have till now achieved ‘free of open defecation’ status and around 739 more cities have made a commitment to achieve the status by March 2017.
With a listing covering almost every area of the Delhi NCR including Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Noida and Faridabad, while the cities of Bhopal and Indore are listed under Madhya Pradesh category.
The Urban Development Ministry in partnership with Google will work closely together to keep adding the data location regarding opening hours and address of over 4,000 public and communal washrooms.
“Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Sikkim are the three states which have announced that all of its cities and towns are Open Defection Free (ODF), while Kerala is expected to become Open Defection Free by March 2018”, Naidu informed.
This service will be accessible to users in two languages- Hindi and English. Toilets on the app are also accessible through Desktop apart from the mobile application.