300 ‘Take A Break’ public toilet complexes inaugurated in Kerala

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Take A Break complex in Kollam Corporation | Photo: Facebook/MBRajesh

Thiruvananthapuram: Local self-governments minister MB Rajesh on Sunday inaugurated 300 new “high-quality” public toilet complexes as part of the third phase of the ‘Take A Break’ project.

The complexes aim to provide clean and safe facilities for all travellers. The state-level inauguration was held in Cherpulassery in Palakkad. The inauguration was part of the 100-day action plan of the government.

“So far, 944 Take A Break complexes have been completed in the state, with 523 projects geotagged, and construction of 432 projects is currently underway. The local self-government bodies are leading the implementation of this project and receiving funding from the Suchitwa Mission. The aim is to construct 1,842 toilet complexes in a phased manner, with a minimum of two in one gram panchayat, five in municipalities, and eight in corporations. The local bodies have taken up 1,711 projects, and the contract process of 1,407 projects has been completed,” informed Rajesh on a Facebook post.

The Take A Break project includes three types of complexes: basic level, which can be used by 150 people in a day, standard level, which can be used by more than 150 people, and premium level, which includes modern amenities such as a coffee shop. The construction of 165 premium toilets has been completed, and non-functional toilets have been renovated and made functional, he said.

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