These Nirmala’s?


Well I am referring to “Nirmala – the pay and use toilet ” that is present almost every 3-4 kms on the main roads, in and around the city. Many a times it’s the government that is blamed of but being the common man, how far are we able to contribute to the betterment of the city.

It is obvious that one cannot avoid the nature’s call. But when an appropriate space is being provided, why not make use of it? Time and again, I have seen people answering the natures call outside the Nirmala zone that I might refer it to as. The first question that comes to the mind of a common man is ‘why pay?’

Think different!

Does this sound better ‘Why not keep the city clean? Or Why not make namma bengaluru a better place to live in?’

Any thoughts?

8 Comments so far

  1. Lekhni (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 10:55 pm

    Once we have enough public toilets in all areas of Bangalore, the city should start imposing a fine (of say Rs. 100) on anyone who chooses not to use them. This will solve the "why pay" issue.

  2. ARUNKUMAR (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 10:58 pm

    I agree with your views. But it is quite strange that only in our country you have to pay for using restrooms and need not pay when you use outside. While in the developed countries, all restrooms are free to use and if you do outside, you have to pay hefty fines.
    Government should provide facilities for free and create awarenesss among people. This is my opinion.

  3. preran (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:11 am

    I am not quite sure if restrooms are free in ALL developed countries. A few of my friends who toured Europe were complaining how expensive it was to use the restrooms over there. But that is besides the point.

    The Indian way of saving money is something that I have never really understood. The same people who lust for and buy gold will stay in cramped apartments with little ventilation. Remember that in India Gold is not really an investment because you don’t sell it unless you really really have to. People will bargain with a roadside vendor for a fifty paise bargain but will shop at showrooms that do not even tell them how much they are being fleeced. I could go on and on. Maybe I am the one who is bad with money after all.

    I think toilets need money for their upkeep. We have seen how the free toilets are maintained. Imposing a fine is all fine but what about the person who doesn’t even have that one rupee to spare? There should be some answer although I cannot think of one now.

  4. NaaReN (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

    Its Nimala Bengaluru. More Nirmala toilets are needed and it has be made Free. Its a matter of place utility. Does any1 Litter around Malls?? I hope by making Free tiolets, Infosys Shares wont sink!

  5. NParry (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

    We need more "Ucchhey Polisu" in the city? Come on, how much are we going to pay them and how? Pay by the litre? or Drip! Drip!

  6. GS (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 4:07 am

    I think the best way to change this behavior of people peeing in public is to electrify the walls where men stand and pee (like electrified fences). Nothing like an electric shock to your delicate parts to change your behavior!

  7. anon (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

    Take pictures with a camera phone and humiliate them

  8. Sourav (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 12:13 am

    By the way, has it occurred to you gentlemen (and ladies, of course), that you might catch some ugly disease if you step into one of these "Nirmala" toilets?

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