Vying for the Smart City tag, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to go for a public competition for selecting the design for its proposed ‘smart public toilets’.
Residents, consultants, architectural firms, and students can apply for the competition, offering comprehensive design required for smart features such as renewable energy, LED, digital display panel and pharmacy, a senior NDMC official said.
Transforming public toilets into a ‘smart public amenities centre’ is one of the areas highlighted by the civic body in its Smart City proposal to the Union Urban Ministry
According to the draft, the proposed centre will include ATMs, pathology labs, e-commerce centre, with rooftop carrying solar energy panels.
The design should specify the consumables and power requirement and give details on disposal of waste and environment impact.
“There are many heritage buildings and monuments in the NDMC area, and the design should gel with the surroundings,” he added.