The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has made it compulsory for all hotels and restaurants to let the general public use their toilets.
Now, the BMC is planning to apply the same rule to Mumbai’s hotels and restaurants. However, this service will not be free and will be charged a nominal fee.
The Right to Pee campaign activists has not welcomed this decision. “In 2011, according to the RTI, there are 2,849 free toilets for men but for women, there are no free toilets. We will protest against the BMC if they apply the same rule,” said Right to Pee activist Mumtaz Sheikh.
Sheikh thinks that instead of making hotel toilets available for general public, BMC should build free toilets for women.
Hotel owner Kamlakar Shenoy too does not welcome the new proposal. “If hotel toilets are made available for general public, then there will be no cleanliness and it will cause inconvenience to our customers. Whoever has taken this decision, will they allow people to use their office toilets?" he questions.