Mumbai's Juhu Gully gets an 88-seater Jumbo public toilet with free WiFi, TV & a lot more!

Pegged to be the largest public toilet in Mumbai, this facility will cater to around 60,000 slum dwellers in the vicinity.

In a major boost to Mumbai's sanitation standards, the city got its biggest ever, 88 seater Jumbo public toiler at Juhu Gully in Andheri (West). Spread across 4,000 square feet of civic land, the two-storey restroom promises state-of-the-art facilities to around 60,000 slum dwellers in the vicinity. People can have access to free WiFI, television, a tiny botanical garden and a waiting area with a newspaper stand at a monthly subscription of just ₹60 per family!

State-of-the-art facilities at Juhu Gully's public toilet block

Painted in the vibrance of images of different fish, cleanliness-themed murals and even cartoon characters like Tom and Jerry, this public toilet is the biggest of its kind built by the BMC, informed Municipal Corporator Meher M Haider. It will excel the hygiene and civic beauty of the MMR, bolstering its cleanliness status in the backdrop of a deadly pandemic.

This humongous unit has around 60 toilets on the first floor and the remaining 28, on the second one. Besides, other aesthetic toilet amenities have also been arranged here, conceptualized by Corporator Haider and designed by Riddhi Associates.

"It is not only the biggest public toilet block in the city, but has an efficient round-the-clock cleaning system. While the upper floor is for men, the ground floor is for women and four blocks exclusively for the physically handicapped," Haider said.

Subsidising public toilet facilities for all

"Wherever possible, the aim is to provide toilets inside slum homes especially for the convenience and safety of women using the funds for the purpose given by the Centre and the BMC. Around 2,500 families here have taken advantage of the scheme and more will follow suit," said Mohsin Haider, husband to the Corporator.

Incidentally, Mumbai city has around a dozen private toilet blocks. These are air-conditioned and chargeable, catering to prime standards of hygiene to the general public. However, with this new facility and another 55 and then 32-seat public toilet near Gilbert Hill, along with 10 small and big blocks, BMC aims to subsidise toilet facilities for all. As per reports, the municipal authority is presently working on a 324 seater toiler by December this year.

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