Aatif Qayoom

The defunct toilets in new bus stand are causing immense problems to the general public. The toilets were supposed to be maintained by the local municipal committee.

The residents have complained that the toilets constructed by local municipal Authority year ago have been rendered defunct, causing inconvenience to the general public.

The Municipal Authority had constructed public toilets by spending lakhs of rupees but they have never been put to use owing to the failure of municipal committee Handwara to maintain them.

There are several public toilets in bus stand Handwara but all are defunct which causes lot of inconvenience to the people, particularly to the women folk,”

The locals said that Generally women folk who visit Handwara market for shopping and other purposes have to face a lot of inconvenience due to defunct public toilets in the main market.

This is very unfortunate on part of the concerned department as they have failed to maintain the facilities.

They said that the people, who visit Handwara market during day time, are forced to urinate in the open.

When contacted Executive Officer Municipal Committee Handwara, Habibullah Darzi he said there is no proper water supply at bus stand and we will made them functional soon,” he said.