To help women and girls access hygienic washrooms in busy markets, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation inaugurated the first ‘pink toilet’ in Vikaspuri on Wednesday.
The first-of-its-kind facility, opened on the occasion of the International Day for the Girl Child, has vending machines for sanitary napkins, incinerator facilities and feeding area for breastfeeding mothers.
SDMC Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat said that the toilet has been opened at a place that witnesses a substantial footfall of women and girls.
“The market adjoining PVR Vikaspuri is a major shopping centre where a large number of women come every day to buy items of day-to-day requirement.
But they always face problems in accessing hygienic toilets with facilities for sanitary napkins and their safe disposal,” said Sehawat.