SDMC builds CNG crematorium at Green Park


SDMC builds CNG crematorium at Green Park

A newly constructed CNG crematorium at Green Park in South Zone was opened.

Deputy Commissioner of South Zone G Sudhakar said nearly Rs 2 crore has been incurred in the entire project. The newly constructed facility has included a hall spread over 176 sqm area in which 2 CNG furnaces have been installed. Two prayer rooms and one generator room have also been constructed at the crematorium. Apart from CNG furnaces, separate chimneys (30 meter high) have also been installed.

Area councillor Radhika Abrol said the newly inaugurated facility will help people living in SDMC area in performing last rites of human bodies in their nearby locality.

Since CNG furnaces have been installed here, it will help in avoiding use of wood and other materials. Nearly 4-5 quintal wood is used for ensuring cremation of one human body resulting in tree cutting. Initiative taken by the SDMC will also help in protecting the environment by reducing pollution. She said that during the Covid-19 period, the need of the hour was to augment facilities to cremate human bodies and the RWAs were also demanding for the same in their close proximity.

She said CNG cremation centres are also being constructed at West Zone’s Subhash Nagar and Najafgarh Zone’s Dwarka Sector 24.

Member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi and area councillor Radhika Abrol inaugurated it in presence of other SDMC officials.