Mumbai: Mumbai The authorities in Maharashtra have built the first toilet for transgenders in the state of Maharashtra thanks to the intervention of Shiv Sena MLA Ravindra Vaykar. While there are separate toilets for men and women, the community is facing inconvenience and embarrassment due to lack of facilities for the third gender in the state. For the past several years, there has been a demand to build toilets for transgenders.

Keeping this in mind, the state’s first transgender toilet has been built at Shaheed Tukaram Omble Park of the Municipal Corporation at Aarey Naka, east of Goregaon. The toilet was set up after the Sarathi Foundation wrote a letter to Shiv Sena MLA Ravindra Waikar informing him about the demands of the transgenders.

After this letter, the demand of transgender people was accepted and toilet was constructed in Shaheed Tukaram Omble Udyan from MLA fund. The facility is expected to facilitate many transgenders living in the area.