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Toilet complex with solar-powered lights on Amma Mandapam Road

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clean mission:Modern toilets being placed on the Amma Mandapam Road in Sriranagam on Wednesday. —Photo: M. Moorthy
clean mission:Modern toilets being placed on the Amma Mandapam Road in Sriranagam on Wednesday. —Photo: M. Moorthy

As part of its efforts to eliminate open defecation, the Tiruchirapalli City Corporation is putting up a modern temporary toilet complex on the Cauvery river bank on the Amma Mandapam Road.

The pre-fabricated structure comes fitted with solar-powered lights.

Apart from separate cubicles for men and women, it will include a specially designed toilet for the differently abled.

The complex has been established on the Veereswaram Road-Amma Mandapam Road junction where open defecation is found to be rampant along the river bank. The toilet, corporation officials hope, would help put an end to the practice. The toilet will be thrown open for public use over the next few days after it is linked to the underground sewer lines by laying pipelines using trenchless technology to avoid road-cutting.

On Wednesday, Mayor A. Jaya along with zonal chairpersons J. Srinivasan, R. Gnanaekaran, and M. Latha inspected the toilet. The toilet would be cleaned regularly round-the-clock, Ms. Jaya said. The corporation is planning to establish more such toilets across the city to achieve its plan to rid the city of open defecation by 2015.

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