BMC asked to ensure mobile toilets for workers at construction sites

Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Urban Development has recently written to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) directing it to ensure mobile toilet for the workers at construction site in the city.

The copy of the letter has also been forwarded to other municipal corporations of the State and all state mission directors asking them to make mobile toilet mandatory at every construction site.

Acting on Centre’s directive, the BMC has directed eight real estate organisations out of 23, which are not providing toilets to workers at camp, to install the same in first phase, sources from Labour department said.

“As labourers stay at construction sites, the real estate organisations should provide them with mobile toilets to avoid open defecation. We have issued notice to such organisations in this regard, ” BMC Deputy Commissioner Srimanta Mishra said.

Meanwhile, the Urban Town Planner and Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) has welcomed the move. It said that all real estate companies should follow the instructions of the Urban Development Ministry as a mark of respect to Swachha Bharat Mission.

“We will request all small builders and real estate units to ensure open defecation free environment at construction sites by installing mobile toilets for the workers”, said Pradeep Biswasroy, former president of REDA.

Urban Town Planner Piyush Rout said the builders and real estate companies should be directed to construct toilet first before being permitted for any construction projects.