Bengaluru: People stage a demonstration against the Transgenders Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016 that was passed by the Lok Sabha but is yet to be passed in the Rajya Sabha; in Bengaluru on Dec 19, 2018. . Image Source: IANS News

Varanasi, Aug 25 : The first toilet for transgenders in Uttar Pradesh will be opened in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Former captain of Indian women's basketball team, Prashanti Singh, and former Olympian Rahul Singh have taken up this initiative.

"After considerable thinking, we have decided to build a toilet for transgenders," Prashanti Singh told reporters.

The survey for the project will commence on August 29 which is also the National Sports Day.

The Varanasi Sports Federation will take active interest in the project and extend possible cooperation.

Rahul Singh said that the proposed site of the toilet will be decided after taking into consideration the fact that maximum number of transgenders can avail the facility.

The actual construction of these toilets will begin on October 2.

In 2014, the Supreme Court had ordered separate toilets for transgenders. So far, such toilets have been constructed in Mysuru, Bhopal and Nagpur.

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