Hindustan Times (East UP)
CNG crematorium in Kashi develops technical snag, one chamber repaired
VARANASI: Both chambers of the CNG crematorium at Harishchandra Ghat in Varanasi developed some technical snag on Wednesday evening. One of the chambers was repaired and the repairing of the other one was on, said municipal commissioner Gaurang Rathi.
He said that an alternative arrangement for the cremation of bodies has been made near Samne Ghat to reduce the load on the crematorium. He said that a technical snag in one of the CNG chambers was removed and the other chamber is being repaired.
An official said that after the technical snag in the CNG crematorium, the last rites of the bodies was performed using woods on Wednesday evening that led to their shortage. Thereafter, the arrangement of woods was made by the people of the Chaudhary community and was brought from the Khojwan area.
Moreover, some people complained that the locals who helped perform the last rites at the ghats were charging very high fees for their work. The municipal commissioner said that he has instructed officials to look into the matter and address it quickly.
Besides, according to Gulshan Kapur, manager of Baba Mashannath Mandir, Manikarnika Ghat around 150 to 200 bodies are reaching for cremation at the Manikarnika Ghat daily. At Harishhchandra Ghat, over 50 to 100 bodies are being cremated daily. Therefore, the consumption of wood has been increased.