Find your toilet: Indian government to expand ‘Toilet Locator’ to 85 cities


Indian government’s ‘Toilet Locator’ initiative across 85 cities to be in action by October 2, 2017. The app by the Ministry of Urban Development will use Google Maps to track nearby toilets. Agra, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati will have this feature. Quality Council of India will map public toilets under control by the local municipal body. You can search toilet anywhere with options like a toilet for ‘Female’ or ‘Male. Toilets can be ranked based on parameters like hygiene, infrastructure, safety, seat type, and if the toilet is paid or free. It will also help to find out if the toilet is ‘disabled friendly’ and details including its operational timings. The app has ‘Submit Toilet’ option too where anyone can submit a new entry. Toilet Locator’ is already in action in National Capital Region. Till date, total of 5,162 toilets have been mapped across the region.