Industries and Commerce Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary and Education Minister, Siddhartha Bhattacharya graced the function of the opening of four toilet blocks constructed by Guwahati Refinery as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The programme was held at the Six Mile project site below the Six Mile flyover today.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Patowary hailed the CSR initiatives of Guwahati Refinery, particularly its work in the area of sanitation, drinking water and skill development.
Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya also thanked the Guwahati Refinery authorities for construction of the public convenience facilities.
Further, Guwahati Refinery has handed the toilet blocks to GMC authorities for their subsequent operation and maintenance through selected engaged specialized agencies under the overall supervision of GMC authorities.
Revenue would be generated from user-fees, along with advertisement revenue from hoarding fixed on these structures, thereby sustaining their operation and maintenance.
The layout of these ‘Pay & Use’ sanitary toilet blocks are in an Assam-type structure with separate facilities for men and women, along with an access ramp for Person with Disabilities (PwD)s.
Guwahati Refinery in the first phase of 2017-18, have already completed construction of four such ‘Pay & Use’ sanitary toilet blocks at Sixmile flyover, Ganeshguri flyover, Fancy Bazar riverside and Jalukbari flyover locations.