As many as 7,590 free public toilets are functioning at 943 places in the Tamil Nadu capital, according to officials.
Following complaints that some people were collecting money from the public for using the free toilets, a team of officials were deployed to monitor them. On Thursday, the officials found that a few people were collecting money from users at Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar in the Teynampet zone. They registered a police complaint against three such people.
According to a release from the corporation, dilapidated toilets and urinals at 366 places in the city are being fixed under the Clean India Project at a cost of Rs 36 crore. New toilets are being constructed in crowded areas such as markets.