Next time you are on the road and nature calls, don’t fear, Google Maps is here!
Starting today, Google will make information about thousands of public toilets in India’s National Capital Region and Madhya Pradesh available on Google Maps. Working closely with the Ministry of Urban Development, Google is adding the location, address and opening hours of over four thousand community and public restrooms to Maps, aiming to provide easy access to information to people in India and and make it convenient for them to find public restrooms.
With over four thousand listings covering Delhi NCR including Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad, Bhopal and Indore in Madhya Pradesh - Indians and visitors alike will now be able to easily find the nearest public toilet on Google Maps — both on the mobile app as well as on desktop. This service will be accessible to users both in English and Hindi language.
From now on, when you search for “public toilet” on Google Maps in an area where the service is available, you’ll see a list of restrooms near you, including the respective address and opening hours. For instance, if you’re traveling on the national highway 8 in Gurugram, locating a public toilet can be challenging and most often the only option is going to nearby restaurants and cafes. Having this information handy can make things much easier.
Public toilet listings in english
Public toilet listings in hindi
Improving sanitation is an important cornerstone of the government's Swachh Bharat campaign for a clean India. This includes making information about existing sanitation facilities easily accessible to people. The Ministry of Urban Development plans to continue to provide information about public restrooms for more cities.
We’re beginning to roll out these new local listings on Google Maps today, and they will be available to users both on desktop and Google Maps for Mobile (Android | iOS).
Posted by Sanket Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps