New Delhi: All upcoming metro stations including 32 of them under the Delhi Metro will have toilets, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Direction has been issued to all metro companies implementing metro projects under 50:50 joint venture partnership between the Centre and respective state and Union Territory (UT) governments to provide toilets in the paid areas of all proposed metro stations, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in a written reply.
He said all stations of metro projects being implemented under equal joint venture partnership between the Centre and respective state and UT governments have toilets in the paid and unpaid areas. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has informed that 32 of its upcoming stations under the Phase-III project in Delhi will have toilets in the paid area. Naidu further said there are no separate funds earmarked for construction of toilets at metro stations. Toilets are an integral part of the station design and the cost of construction of toilets is part of the project cost.