Multi-purpose toilet to come up on Eastern Express Highway

Highway Suvidha toilet will also have an ATM, free WiFi, showers, changing room for mothers with infants, a sanitary napkin dispenser and a public seating arrangement

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Soon, motorists who ride on the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) towards Sion, will get to use a public toilet which will be more than just a toilet. It will also have an ATM, free WiFi, showers, changing room for mothers with infants, a sanitary napkin dispenser and a public seating arrangement. This toilet is expected to come up on the service road near Ghatkopar. 

The toilet by the name 'Highway Suvidha' will be built at a cost of ₹48 lakh and will have 10 cubicles, with two separate blocks for the differently abled. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to build the “better-facilitated toilet” at more spots on both the EEH and Western Express Highway (WEH), depending on the land availability.


Vijay Singhal, Additional Municipal Commissioner, said that they want to change people’s perspective towards public toilets in Mumbai. He added they are aiming to get more such multi-purpose toilets, with designs that match international standards.  

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One of the senior civic officials said that the design will be suitable for natural ventilation and lighting system, and will save electricity as well. He added, water harvesting system will be used for the toilet and a waste segregation and composting center with a capacity of five tonnes has also been proposed. 

Singhal said that land availability on WEH is a major issue but more such toilets will come up on the EEH provided they get space and permissions from the highway authorities to build them.

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