Keoratala Burning Ghat to get two new electric furnaces
Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is all set to introduce two more electric furnaces for performing last rites of the deceased persons at Keoratala Burning Ghat in Tollygunge in south Kolkata.
"This will facilitate the grieving families to perform the cremation of their dear ones at a faster pace and will save their time of standing in the queue waiting for their turn," a senior KMC official said.
Chairperson of KMC and local councillor Mala Roy said: "Now days only a few people go for the wooden pyres for performing the last rites. As a result, there is always a queue at Keoratala which is one of the oldest in the city. So, we have decided to create the infrastructure.
Work is going on in full swing and it will be completed in three months."
LED displays have been put up inside the crematorium displaying the status about the availability of the furnaces..
It may be mentioned that among the notable funerals that took place at Keoratala were of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray and eminent poet and novelist Jibanananda Das to name a few.
The KMC has also made plans to renovate as many as six parks in ward number 88 where Roy is the councillor.
"The Mysore Park adjacent to the crematorium, CR Das Memorial Park, Sahanagar Park, Trikone Park , Chatuskone Prak and the 27 Pally park are being given a facelift," she added.
The Trikone Park, Chatuskone Park and Sahanagar Park will have facilities for children like slides, swings, merry go rounds etc.
The rides that have been damaged due to constant use are also being
put into shape.
The parks are getting a fresh coat of paint and a number of trees are being planted to add to the greenery. The civic body has allocated around Rs 18 crore for the renovation of the parks.