Many fuel service stations were found collecting money from public for using the services
The public are to be provided free access to restrooms at all fuel service stations in the city, ordered the Greater Chennai Corporation. Claiming that the facilities have been developed for their own employees, it was found that a number of fuel service stations deny access to restrooms with some stations collecting money from people for using the washrooms.
Corporation officials have asked the dealers to stop such illegal collection of money, pointing to the fact that money has already been earmarked for maintenance of restrooms in the sale of every liter of fuel.
Corporation officials have decided to coordinate with the Union government to take action against the dealers who prevent access to the washrooms, since many complaints have been received from residents.
The Health Department officials of the Corporation have planned to conduct a meeting to sensitize all dealers to the importance of giving access to the general public and has opted to put up signboards in the fuel stations to inform the public. Source: The Hindu PWKD30012018