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No water in Delhi's community toilets, Kejriwal asks official to pay visits

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Saturday directed a to visit five community toilets every day at 6 a.m. from February 11-17, following complaints of shortage of water and in city's community toilets.

The also asked Shurbir Singh, of Urban Shelter (DUSIB), to submit a report within a week, after complaints from MLAs and others.

Kejriwal directed Singh to take immediate remedial steps to redress the situation.

The decisions were taken in an emergency meeting chaired by the here on Saturday.

Locations of toilets for the surprise visits will be decided by the Commission for Women (DCW), whose representatives will accompany the

The report will include video recordings of the visited community toilets with details of cleanliness, availability of water and among others, according to an official statement.

During the meeting, DUSIB members and MLAs Akhilesh Pati Tripathi, Sahi Ram, and Hazari Lal expressed displeasure over the alleged inaction of DUSIB officials.

"Members expressed dissatisfaction over the CEO's performance in the last few months. The board was of the view that whereas it got huge appreciation earlier, there has been constant negative publicity in the media in the last few months," the statement said.

The members also said that the issues cropped up after the government decided to make the use of toilets free of charge and open for 24 hours.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 22:04 IST
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