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Google Maps to locate toilets in Dehradun soon, with real-time feedback option

by Abhay Aswal
Sep 01, 2017

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a Government of India’s initiative to make to keep the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country clean have added yet another step towards reaching its goal. Quality Council of India, which is a nodal agency under the Government of India have collaborate with Google to geotag public loos at various petrol pumps, malls, railway and bus stations. In the first phase, around 85 cites in the country, including Dehradun, have been selected. This geotagging will allow users to locate nearest public restrooms using their internet-enabled mobile phones.

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The Quality Council has requested Municipal Corporation officials to submit the information of public toilets in the capital city at various locations. Once the data is received, these public restrooms will be accessed by the Quality Council officials and are expected to be geotagged by the end of October with Google Toilet Locator service rolled out for users in the following month. The users can also rate and review the restrooms on the basis of cleanliness. Since coming to power, The Modi government have been quite vocal regarding the construction of toilets in the country.

Inputs from Amar Ujala

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