Kerala Tourism makes finding toilets easier thru’ mobile app

Published on : Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Hunting for a decent toilet need not be a painful experience in God’s Own Country any more. All that one has to do is to search it online on the Kerala Tourism website or downloaded a mobile app and the details of toilets near your location will be available.


Not just the location, the picture of commode, whether Indian or western, photograph of the institution, working hours and holidays, access to the public if it is attached to the hotel or restaurant, whether woman-friendly or not will be made available. The user can rate the facility. Some 750 toilets mapped on the basis of a field visit and survey have been grouped into hotel, homestay, restaurant, petrol pump, public toilets, wayside amenities, shopping mall, museum/gallery, railway station and restaurants.


Modelled on the lines of the mobile apps widely used in the U. S, U.K and Australia to locate toilets, the intention is to provide precise information to the travellers, especially women, and the timings, and to make travel hassle-free. ‘Toilet Finder’, ‘Where to Pee’, ‘Sit or Squat’ are some of the mobile apps available on both Android and IOS platforms.


The link will be incorporated to the official website of Kerala Tourism and mobile app and the facility is to be launched in July, Director of Tourism, P. BalKiran said.


The online tagging of the 750 toilets, including the ones available in public places, with geocodes has been executed by Invis Multimedia, the IT solution provider of Kerala Tourism for ₹33.04 lakh. The Working Group on Tourism that met on January has cleared the proposal.


The 750 have been shortlisted from 1,000 toilets physically checked across the State by the survey team.


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