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GMC Takes Over Bio-Toilets from Smart City Ltd, Re-Launches 21 of Them

G Plus News | January 20, 2021 16:35 hrs

GUWAHATI: The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has taken over the city's bio-toilet project from the Guwahati Smart City Limited due to the latter’s failure to operate the same.

Already 21 of the 27 dysfunctional biodegradable toilets have been re-launched by GMC.

Manojit Bujarbarua, executive engineer of GMC, who is in charge of the project told G Plus, "Smart city was supposed to install 30 bio-toilets. Of these only 27 were installed.
21 of them were functioning, although not in use and we have taken over those. We will also be taking over the remaining ones but we have asked them to repair those before handing over to GMC."


Speaking about the charges, Bujarbarua said, "The doors cannot be left open, people might misuse and even tend to steel parts of the installation. So the doors are kept locked and can be opened by placing a coin of any denomination - Re. 1, Rs. 2, Rs. 5, anything."

The toilets were first installed in 2018 by Guwahati Smart City Limited, but became non-functional just after days of installation.

The locations of the bio-toilets in Guwahati are as follows - 1 each in Judges field, Food Villa, Sonaram Field, Mahabir Uddyain, Nabagraha Mandir, Nehru Stadium, 3 in the state zoo, 1 in GMDA office, 2 in BBCI, 1 each in Kalakshetra, Regional Science Museum, Basistha Mandir, Azara Civil Hospital, Circle Office (Beltola), Sarusajai Stadium, Garchuk vegetable Market and ISBT.

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