The National Highways Authority of India has provided toilet amenities at 192 toll plazas across the country, while the remaining 180 toll plazas will be covered until end of March 2019. Under the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission, NHAI is allocating separate ladies and gents toilets on both upside and down side of each of its 372 toll plazas along with litterbins and hoardings carrying the Swachhta message.
NHAI proposes to achieve the target of providing toilet facilities at every toll plaza during the final year of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The progress is being screened by The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
Activities undertaken under the current Swachhta Pakhwada between 16th -31st January 2018 at all the toll plazas along National Highways:
|i.) Making toll plazas free of open defaecation|
|ii.) Provision of temporary toilets at toll plazas during the Pakhwada|
|iii.) Swachhta Pakhwada Awareness Workshops|
|iv.) Making all road-side Dhabas litter free with well-maintained hygiene|
|v.) Special cleanliness drive/Mega road cleaning event/Shramdan|
|vi.) Generation of less waste during road building|
|vii.) Issuing circular to the companies to maintain adequate sanitation facilities during the road and bridge construction.|
|viii.) Litter free construction sites|
|ix.) Display of Swachhta message through banners, posters and hoardings.|
|x.) Tree plantation and ensuring maintenance and growth|
|xi.) Awards for functionaries of SBM|
|xii.) Outdated posters along highways to be removed as these add to clutter and distract road users.|