*Iconic public toilet under construction
From Pradeep Kumar
KHONSA, Nov 22: This headquarters town of Tirap district has been undergoing vast changes since P N Thungon took over as deputy commissioner on 14.08.17.
The triple-storied public toilet coming up in the heart of the town in market area near parking lot looks iconic. The toilet though part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan but would undoubtedly be first of its type in the state will multiple facilities, the DC said while explaining the plans in details.
One room of ground floor would be allotted to be used as ticket counter, an ATM would be installed and rest portion for toilet for people with disabilities (PWDs). Separate toilets for males and females on the second floor and residential accommodation for round-the clock male and female watchmen on third floor.
A CC TV with 360 degree revolving provision would be installed to keep watch on hooligans while solar system would be installed of the roof top to ensure lighting facilities from 5 pm to 5 am regularly; he explained when a group of masons were fitting marble tiles during inspection by the DC on Thursday along with this editor.
Interestingly, the main road of the town passes near the toilet and a small parking lot has been functioning on the other side of the road since long. However, earth cutting of the small hillock was continuing at the direction of the DC to develop a huge parking lot and the road would be diverted to the extreme side for facilitating easy accessibility to the toilet, he said.
The parking area was too small for which the adjacent land is being developed to enlarge the area to accommodate rising number of public transports, he added.