The government of Utter Pradesh built the first transgender toilet in the Kamachha area of Varanasi. The construction work was completed under the Smart City project that aims to make sure the cleanliness of the city. Mayor Mridula Jaiswal inaugurated the transgender’s toilet on Thursday.

“It is the first transgender toilet in Uttar Pradesh. We will build more wherever they are required,” Mridula Jaiswal said as quoted by NDTV.

Municipal commissioner of Varanasi, Gaurang Rathi joined in by saying: “These toilets are only for third genders and not for the others. This was a long-awaited demand as they have faced a lot of difficulties. We plan to build four more of them in the upcoming two to three months.”

“This has been done in order to promote all kinds of inclusivity in the Prime Minister’s constituency,” he added.

From the transgender’s community, Roshni said the initiative will help the community considerably.

“We appreciate the step taken by the local body administration as it is good for us. We had faced a lot of difficulties but now we are happy. There should be more toilets like this in every city,” she said.