In a much-needed move to help the members of the transgender community, The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to build exclusive toilets for the third-gender community.
In its annual budget 2021-2022, a senior NDMC official said that the construction of toilets will take place in busy marketplaces, Indiatimes reported.
The under-construction toilet at Shastri Bhawan will be the first exclusive toilet for the people of the transgender community in Delhi.
According to reports, there is not a single toilet for the third-gender community built by any government authority in Delhi so far.
The Supreme Court in 2014 recognised transgender people as third gender and had directed the Centre and the states to create separate toilets for transgender people, among other facilities.
Mysuru, followed by Bhopal are the first two cities in India to have exclusive toilets for third-gender people.