Kaup: Unkept public toilet downtown turns den of drunkards

Daijiworld Media Network - Kaup (SP)

Kaup, Sep 21: Due to the apathy of Padubidri gram panchayat a public toilet located near the Padubidri downtown has become unusable and hence drunkards have turned the spot into their den.

The public toilet is very near to Padubidri town and its market. As the toilet has not been taken care of, it is in a neglected state. The locals on their own have cleaned the toilet voluntarily. Since the last five years, it was being maintained by a private firm. As the toilet was located away from the bus stand, rarely did the people use it. The firm thereafter stopped maintaining the toilet. Later it was maintained by the staff who used to maintain the toilet near the gram panchayat market. Since the lockdown, the toilet also has been closed down.

From the last six months, this toilet has not been cleaned. Miscreants who broke open its door have thrown empty liquor bottles in the toilet bowl that has been filled up with bottles now. The locals say that they had brought this situation to the attention of officials and people's representatives many times but none have taken any action.

Acting panchayat development officer of Padubidri gram panchayat, Sathish said that he is not aware of the issue and the panchayat development officer is on leave and he is temporarily discharging duty in his place. He said that repair work in respect to the other toilet near the market is in progress.

There have been complaints about the non-existence of public toilets at Barkur, the town with 365 temples which is frequented by tourists, devotees and students. A toilet had been built near the bus stand but it is not being maintained since the last few years and the toilet is full of liquor bottles and things used for immoral activities.

Udupi taluk former president Barkur Sathish Poooary said that when he was the taluk panchayat president although the problem of space was encountered a toilet was built but regretted the fact that it is not being maintained now.




Comment on this article

  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 22 2020

    Kaup falls under shobha city not smart city...My vote for Modiji only not any local MP or MLA.

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  • DP, Balmatta

    Tue, Sep 22 2020

    Second para: " Since the lockdown, the toilet also has been closed down."

    Well... our stomach's refused to shutdown during lockdown. Did it? We anyway wear masks now, so it will remove the bad odor anyway when entering! Just pull it a little more higher so that it will cover our eyes too!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Sep 22 2020

    This is the present India.No one is ready to work properly ,one gives the fault to another.when one is on leave why cant other take up the matter and work on it?All are getting the pay but noone wants to make their finger dirty.Public servents .why dont all get together and decide to end this menace?or only on the day Modi talks ,take the broom and next day is thrown away.?thatswhy our country never improves.

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Mon, Sep 21 2020

    Swacch Bharat .....

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Sep 21 2020

    We get thrilled and get very enthusiastic to start any new enterprise but we always fail in maintaining that spirit and eventually whatever venture been under taken fades, ignored and forgotten. Govt and all concern authorities should appoint, form and fund a maintenance entity as the necessary part of the endeavour whenever a project has been carried out.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Mon, Sep 21 2020

    We don't want to pay for even roads who will pay for toilet.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 21 2020

    We shout to the roof top about swach bharat, toilet ek prem katha and what not > but these DESHBHAKTH using as its a Waste dumping area by the way they are contributed a lot to the Indian economy ! which is only a option left to our able representatives to earn the legal REVENUE despite warning on the liquor bottles

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