Guwahati Gets Electric Crematorium Amidst Covid Crisis
GUWAHATI: GDD minister Siddharth Bhattacharya today inaugurated the Dr. Banikanta Kakoti Electric Crematorium at Ramkrishna Mission Path, Ulubari.
The crematorium has two furnaces to facilitate the burning of two bodies simultaneously.
Reportedly, the furnace would take around an hour to char an adult body. Being completely pollution free, the smoke from the burning will be released only after being filtered.
The electric crematorium project was undertaken by the GMDA and installation of the same has been done by a Chandigarh based company, that has also reportedly trained the handlers and workers.
The project was initially taken up by GMDA in 2016 and had its completion date by January 2018. After much delay, the same has finally become functional given the rise in COVID-19 mortality states in the city.
The first of its kind in Guwahati, the project cost is estimated at Rs. 509.41 lakhs.
Dr. Banikanta Kakoti Electric Crematorium