A cremation ground in Chandigarh was turned into a parking lot to facilitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi;s address to the the public.
Modi, who was in Chandigarh for the inauguration of a new airport, addressed public from the makeshift parking lot while few waited to cremate their dear ones, as told to ANI.
As reported by Hindustan Times, a senior officer of the Union Territory’s administration said that the residents were asked to delay the last rites of the dead 'for a few hours' and could cremate after the Prime Minister left the venue.
A resident reacted to the same by saying that “the administration could have at least given prior notice (about) the ban on entry to the cremation ground in Sector 25,” one resident said.
The ground is said to to be open for cremation rituals from 1 pm today after PM's scheduled progamme is over.
The visit also included a function at a premier medical institute where he asked students to focus on well being and fitness.
Massive traffic restrictions along with tight security and orders prohibiting assembly of people in most parts of Chandigarh was in place for Modi's visit in town.