Bhubaneswar: With the rise in death toll in Bhubaneswar, the Satya Nagar Crematorium in Bhubaneswar is reeling under pressure. To help the city residents in performing the last rites without difficulty and to lessen the burden on one crematorium, more crematorium sites are being prepared in the city.
On Friday, Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner (BMC) Sanjay Kumar Singh visited the upcoming crematorium site in Patia and instructed the officials to make the crematorium ready for operation from May 25.
The Patia crematorium has been designated for the cremation of deceased Covid-19 patients and suspects. It is an LPG crematorium which would help in cremation of bodies much faster than the traditional one.
Another crematorium in Bharatpur will become operational in a couple of days. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has signed an agreement with a city-based NGO Pradeep Seva Trust to start functioning of crematorium at Bharatpur Mouza, on the outskirts of the Capital City