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Google’s new Toilet Locator app helps to locate toilets

Ministry of Urban Development in the effort to keep India clean, recently launched a toilet locator app that is aimed towards assisting people find clean public washrooms. The app called ‘Google Toilet Locator app’ was unveiled by the Minister of Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday, 23December. This app is developed by Google and will also act as Google Map’s assistant.

For now, the app supports two locations, Delhi NCR and Madhya Pradesh and will be made available in other cities in the coming year. The app is designed in a manner that allows users to avail information about as many as thousands of public toilet around the area. Mr. Naidu also revealed that 504 cities and towns have till now achieved ‘free of open defecation’ status and around 739 more cities have made a commitment to achieve the status by March 2017.

“Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Sikkim are the three states which have announced that all of its cities and towns are Open Defection Free (ODF), while Kerala is expected to become Open Defection Free by March 2018”, Naidu informed.

The app is available in two languages – Hindi and English and is also accessible through Desktop apart from the mobile app.


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