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More Namma toilets for Tambaram soon

T. MADHAVAN, The Hindu, 20 April 2014


CHENNAI: In two months time, nine more ‘Namma toilets’ will replace dilapidated and misused public toilets. The State government has sanctioned the facilities in 385 locations across the State, as part of its initiative to provide decent sanitation facilities.


The first Namma toilet was inaugurated at Tambaram bus terminus in February 2013 and received a good response from people owing to proper ventilation and availability of water and lighting. According to municipal officials, more than 800 people use the Namma toilets every day in Tambaram.


The municipality has identified nine locations for these solar energy-based toilet blocks. Preliminary work has already started. These toilets would come up at Tiruneermalai Road, Gandhi Nagar, Arputham Nagar, KK Palayam, Irumbuliyur, Selaiyur and Purakuttai.


These areas will be provided with units comprising two toilets. Each unit of the toilet block would cost Rs. 13 lakh and a universal design of toilet would be in place at Purakuttai which would cost Rs. 24 lakh.


The work is expected to be finished in two months.


The lighting in all the stalls is based on solar power-run sensors that are connected to the lighting system.