Reflect on Your Actions: Bengaluru Civic Body Comes up With This Novel Idea to Stop Public Urination

Bengaluru: In an effort to discourage folks from urinating in public, the Bruhut Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) has put in mirrors on partitions to lend a hand folks “mirror on their movements prior to peeing”.

While hefty consequences or photographs of gods and goddess on partitions have no longer stopped folks from answering to nature’s name at the town streets, the civic company hopes that retaining up a reflect may just do the task.

As a part of the hassle to make stronger its Swachh Survekshan rating, the BBMP has put in 5 such mirrors at other corners around the town.

The reflect additionally has a QR code which when scanned will give voters the site of the closest public rest room. One would want to obtain the BBMP Sahaya App and scan the code.

“It is a good suggestion, the place we concept that it might be higher that we disgrace folks, so that they’re going to no longer repeat offences of the use of public areas as urinals. The concept used to be additionally to inspire them to make use of public bathrooms which are situated close by,” mentioned BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar.

He mentioned folks must transfer on location settings on their smartphones and best then, would they be directed as it should be. “I’m no longer announcing public bathrooms are at all times situated very close by, however they might not be greater than 600m. However, it is going to be one thing that may deter folks from the use of this house and the use of public bathrooms as a substitute.”

The mirrors don’t seem to be made from glass, however a reflective subject matter making it non-breakable. It can be dismantled and shifted to different spots simply.

At provide, the mirrors had been put in at KR Market, Indian Express Circle, ESI Compound in Indira Nagar, Jyoti Nivas College in Kormangala and Church Street. The BBMP has spent about Rs 2 lakh at the initiative.

On seeing the newly put in reflect, a passer-by mentioned it used to be a excellent effort through the civic company, however wasn’t satisfied if the message used to be concentrated on the correct target market.

“To use a QR code, one must have a smartphone, however most often the individuals who in reality pee within the open, don’t seem to be smartphone customers. They make no longer perceive why that is right here,” he added.

Another problem used to be the truth that many of the directions at the mirrors have been written in English and no longer the native language. Also, the places the place they have got been put in have no longer even been recognized as “black” spots.

“We should gauge folks’s reaction after every week or 15 days and accordingly, we will be able to take a choice whether or not to put in extra mirrors or shift the present ones,” Kumar added.

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| Edited through: Sohini Goswami