The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Central and Delhi governments as well as Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on a public interest Litigation (PIL) petition demanding proper maintenance of the city's public toilets..A division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad ordered the authorities to ensure that these conveniences are cleaned and a status report filed on the same. The case will now be heard on May 23. .The petition filed by a registered society named Janseva Welfare Society through advocate Bankey Bihari, argued that the general public in Delhi faces lots of troubles due to poor maintenance of public toilets and lack of hygiene. It stated that the responsibility to maintain hygienic public toilets rests on the shoulders of civic authorities of the locality which are instrumentalities of the State. "Thus, non-facilitation of clean and hygienic public urinals is a clear violation of the right to life and personal liberty of the public at large as promised under Article 21, Part III of the Constitution of India. Moreover, through Article 4 7 of the Constitution of India, the State is empowered as well as burdened with the task of improving public health facilities for the common people and public urinals are central to this endeavour," the PIL said. .It, therefore, sought directions to the authorities to inspect all available and public toilets within the city and ensure that they are clean and sanitary and have proper supply of water and electricity. The petitioner also requested the Court to pass directions to the authorities to initiate steps for construction of more public urinals throughout the national capital.