Bengaluru: Despite repeated warnings and hefty fines, people in India still haven’t stopped from answering to nature’s call on streets, creating a public nuisance.
Frustrated with the same, civic officials in Bengaluru have now come up with a innovative idea to put an end to public urination: the installation of mirrors.
Huge mirrors have been installed in five different locations in the city namely, Church street, KR Market, Jyoti Nivas College in Koramangala, Indiranagar and Indian Express Circle by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to shame offenders.
The mirrors also come installed with a QR code which when scanned will give citizens the location of the nearest public toilet.
Official say that the concept is taken up as part of the Swachh Survekshan 2020 campaign and hopes the concept will help in creating awareness about the issue in public.
“It is a good idea, where we thought that it would be better that we shame people, so that they will not repeat offences of using public spaces as urinals. The idea was also to encourage them to use public toilets that are located nearby,” BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar told the Indian Express.
The mirrors, which have been installed at a cost of nearly Rs 30,000 can be moved to any place wherever the awareness is required.