'State of Crematorium is Shocking'

Published: 29th September 2015 04:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2015 04:18 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: It is unfortunate that BBMP is not able to give a peaceful adieu to the those who die, said Congress councillor G Padmavathi. She represents Prakash Nagar ward in Rajajinagar.

Padmavathi said in the Harishchandra Ghat crematorium in Rajajinagar one electric furnace has not been working since over an year.

“Recently a family of four died in an accident. The staff there said they would burn the bodies by stacking them one above the other. Would this not hurt the family members who were already hurt by losing their beloved ones,” she said.

“There is a storm water drain next to the crematorium. Local people showed me bones and ash was blocking the flow of water in the drain. What are our officials doing?” she asked.

BBMP Chief Engineer (West) Krishnaswamy said they are preparing estimates to call for a tender for a furnace. The furnace needs to be replaced and it will cost around `1.5 crore, he added. Mayor Manjunath Reddy said he wanted the estimate to be ready for the next meeting for approval. 

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