For Indian Railways, policeman, Adar Poonawala plans toilets across India

By: | Updated: September 3, 2016 7:17 AM

This is part of the first phase of Rs 100 crore planned for clean cities by the APCCM. The toilet facility in Mumbai is part of the Adar Poonawalla Clean City initiatives. These toilets will be situated at 10 different locations in Mumbai

This is part of the first phase of Rs 100 crore planned for clean cities by the APCCM. The toilet facility in Mumbai is part of the Adar Poonawalla Clean City initiatives. These toilets will be situated at 10 different locations in Mumbai (Source: Reuters)This is part of the first phase of Rs 100 crore planned for clean cities by the APCCM. The toilet facility in Mumbai is part of the Adar Poonawalla Clean City initiatives. These toilets will be situated at 10 different locations in Mumbai (Source: Reuters)

Railway and police personnel across capital cities in the country could soon have access to clean modern toilets. The Adar Poonawalla Clean City Movement (APCCM), founded by Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Cyrus Poonawalla Group, will be building these modern and hygienic toilet facilities with changing rooms for the men and women in uniform. The first of these was inaugurated for the Mumbai Police by Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis on Friday.

Adar Poonawalla said a lot had to be done for attaining a cleaner and hygienic atmosphere across nation. “This is a just a beginning by APCC towards providing modern and comfortable sanitation facilities for railway and police personnel and many more such modern toilets would be constructed in state and across nation in further phases.”

He added that good and hygienic sanitation facilities at the work place for heavy duty job personnel would provide them a better and healthier working conditions.

This is part of the first phase of R100 crore planned for clean cities by the APCCM in its first phase with further investments expected. Fadnavis said more such private participation was needed in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to make India garbage free. “The government is trying to make the country open defecation free. Proper sanitation facilities are required at a larger scale and these modern toilets were an example of addressing the sanitation issues nationwide,” Fadnavis said.

The toilet facility in Mumbai was part of the Adar Poonawalla Clean city initiatives. These toilets will be located at ten different key locations across Mumbai with more to follow in the next phase. After Mumbai, these facilities will be rolled out countrywide. The APCCM will not only build and hand it over to the departments but would also be maintaining it.

The APCCM project was launched in Pune early this year starting with waste management. This is first of its kind of private investment aimed towards scientific waste management.

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