In a unique way to curb peeing in public, especially at bus stops, Uttar Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has decided to start a YouTube channel where they will upload the pictures and videos of the offenders.
The initiative has been taken under the ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme and, aims to embarrass the offender on the internet which they believe will act as a deterrent for them.
UPSRTC is planning to take photographs and videos via CCTV cameras which will be installed at the bus stops. They will also spread awareness about the health hazards of urinating in the open.
The announcement was made by Prabhakar Mishra, who is the Regional manager of UPSRTC, Bareilly region. He told Times of India:
“Our aim is to reform those who shun public toilets and pee in the open. After all, it is for the betterment of all.”
In the past, many attempts have been made to stop public from urinating in open, but to no success.
From pasting tiles of religious figures on public walls to charging heavy fines, the government has tried everything. They even used water cannon to stop people from peeing in open spaces.
Sadly, that didn’t help much.