The Coimbatore Corporation has armed its sanitary supervisors with a smart phone each to ensure that the 275 public convenience facilities in the city are hygienic.
Handing over the smart phone at the Corporation main office on Tuesday, the Mayor, S.M. Velusamy, said that the Corporation had uploaded a specially-designed app (software application), which the sanitary supervisors should use to enter data about the public convenience facility.
The supervisors should check availability of water, hygiene, power supply, bin and user friendly environment and enter details as sought by the app.
They should do so after inspecting the toilets at least once and if possible twice a day.
The data would reach the Corporation server and from there would go to officials concerned, including zonal assistant commissioners, for immediate action.
Mr. Velusamy said that the Corporation had designed the app in such a way that it would not accept the supervisors’ entry if they did not inspect the toilets.
Commissioner G. Latha said the civic body had asked each sanitary supervisor to inspect at least five toilets in his or her area.
The Corporation had outsourced the maintenance of the toilets.
To collate the details the sanitary supervisors send through the mobile phone, the Corporation had established a separate wing at its computer section.
The objective was to provide clean, user-friendly toilets to the city’s residents and visitors. Deputy Commissioner S. Sivarasu and other officials were present at the function.