Hyderabad Metro Rail have floated tender for the construction of public toilets

Tenders floated, says Metro Rail; commuters making do with staff toilets.

HYDERABAD: With a large number of people frequenting Metro Rail stations, the limited number of toilets has become a major inconvenience. A massive crowd is witnessed at Miyapur, the terminal station, and Ameerpet, the largest station, especially over the weekends.

Though there are toilets at concourse, they are meant for the staff. Commuters are allowed to use them until the construction of the public toilets is completed. Some of the toilets are in a bad state due to the weekend rush.

Officials of Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMRL) have floated a tender for the construction of public toilets.

HMRL managing director N.V.S. Reddy said, “We have floated a tender for the construction of toilets, and December 20 is the last day for the submission of bids. Once the tender is finalised, all Metro stations will have toilet facilities within about two months.”

Toilets will be built on either side of every Metro Rail station. These toilets will be outside the station and will be available for use not only by the passengers but also the general public.

“Metro Rail is not analogous to a conventional railway system; the journey is generally short. Furthermore, security constraints have to be taken into consideration. Consequently, toilets are being placed outside the station,” says Mr Reddy.

HMRL is independently executing this work without partnering with any public entity. The design specifications for the facilities have been finalised. Mr Reddy said, “We have got a very good design; we will provide very good facilities.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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