Google has released an updated version of Google Maps. Download and install on devices running platforms of Android or iOS. Google Maps will now allow people find public toilets nearby. Starting today, the Mapping service has gone live officially in National Capital Region (NCR) and Madhya Pradesh for now.
Worked closely with the Ministry of Urban Development to add locations, address and opening hours of over four thousand communal and public restrooms to Maps, Google’s initiative comes from the company itself with an intend to provide easy access to inform people in India and eventually help improve sanitation too.
Currently, Google Maps offering more than four thousand public toilet listings covering Delhi NCR including Ghaziabad, Gurgram, Noida, Faridabad, Bhopal and Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Users of Google maps can look out for toilets around them if urgent on both the mobile app as well as on desktops. This service from Google maps will also be accessible to those users in two different languages; English and Hindi.
How to use Google Maps searching for toilets around them?
Using the keyphrase ‘Swachh Public Toilet’, people can access 5.162 public toilets located nearby malls, hospitals, bus stations and railway stations, fuel stations, metro stations and public/community toilet complexes in five cities in NCR and 703 in Bhopal and 411 in Indore.
Google also said the Ministry of Urban Development plans will continue to provide information regarding public toilets/restrooms for more cities in the future.
Sanket Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps, said,
When you search for “public toilet” on Google Maps in an area where the service is available, you’ll see a list of restrooms near you, including the respective address and opening hours. For instance, if you’re traveling on the national highway 8 in Gurugram, locating a public toilet can be challenging and most often the only option is going to nearby restaurants and cafes. Having this information handy can make things much easier.