Lt Governor Najeeb Jung Tuesday launched an app, Find x Toilet, that helps locate a toilet nearest to one’s current location as well as allows users to rate the quality and upkeep of public toilets in Delhi.
The application, launched by Ishan Anand as part of Swachh Bharat Initiative, will prove to be very useful in locating the nearest toilet, especially a clean one.
Appreciating Anand’s efforts, Jung asked all the three municipal corporations and the DDA to make use of the app to upgrade the existing conditions and services of public toilets and also help in updating locations of all the public toilets which do not figure at present.
“The app gives location and information on 1,000 toilets in Delhi, which is about 80 per cent of the total toilets in the national capital. I will soon cover all the toilets. Besides people can also add toilets through the app,” Anand said.
The mobile app uses GPS to find nearby publicly accessible toilets. Once the nearest toilet is located/selected then the app will provide the shortest route to exact location of the selected toilet, Anand added.
Anybody can also write a review on existing facilities available at the toilets. This will provide users with convenience of locating clean toilets nearby, he said.
Users of this app can also add toilets that are not already listed, for the benefit of others, he added.
“This app’s crowd sourced element is another important benefit because it enables users to help others, as well as themselves – all for free,” Anand said.
After all the toilets in Delhi are included in the app, Anand said he will try to cover public toilets in other metro cities like Mumbai and Bangalore.