A dedicated toilet for women inaugurated at Gateway of India

The toilet has 10 seats for women, including a handicap facility and five urinals for men. Apart from this, there is a sanitary napkin vending machine and incinerator, water cooler and one waiting room

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No tourist departs from Mumbai without paying a visit to Gateway of India. However, the only hitch at the iconic monument is the lack of toilet seats for women. In order to provide the basic facility for women, in association with Samatech Foundation, Round Table India and Ladies Circle India has built a women’s toilet in the vicinity of Gateway of India. Shiv Sena’s youth wing, Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray inaugurated the toilet on Thursday.

The toilet has 10 seats for women, including a handicap facility and five urinals for men. Apart from this, there is sanitary napkin vending machine and incinerator, water cooler and one waiting room.

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Currently, there is only one toilet outside Gateway of India where there are three toilet seats dedicated for women and two toilet seats for men. Weekends are packed when there is a lot of rush outside the toilet and due to which, small children, few tourists, private drivers urinate on the roads.

This is our fifth sanitation project in Mumbai, following ones at Banganga, Mumbai Central railway station, Girgaum Chowpatty and Marine Drive. This toilet, at its heart, is all about women's dignity," said Keith Mascarenhas, Director, Samatech Foundation.

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