CREDAI Bengal supports KMC in modernization of Nimtala Ghat Crematorium
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IBNS): CREDAI Bengal as the apex real estate body of Eastern India has supported the Kolkata Municipal Corporation's bid to modernize the largest crematoria in North Kolkata, Nimtala Ghat Crematorium, bringing in much convenience to the city's community.
The services of this new wing will be soon declared open to public.
The total project cost is Rs. 20 crores out of which members of CREDAI Bengal contributed close to Rs. 5 crore for the construction work towards the renovation and upgradation of the age old burning ghat, the rest being funded by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, WB Govt and NGRBA, Govt of India valuating at Rs. 15 crores.
While the last minute construction work is in progress, CREDAI Bengal members have frequently visited the site to inspect the progress of the work.
This new facility will be ushering convenience to the city’s population by way of developing crucial infrastructure of eight new electric furnaces, a waiting and praying/meditating area, anti pollution devices, toilet facilities and chimneys.
From three fully electric pyres, the crematorium now has been converted into an eleven electric pyre crematoria. A two storey building built right beside the Hooghly River will accommodate these new eight electric pyres. On the top floor of the structure, a huge 3000 square feet area has been reserved for the bereaved family members to take rest or just pray for the departed soul.
The KMC health department planned to install eight electric pyres to take additional load from large areas of north and central Kolkata.
Sushil Mohta, President CREDAI Bengal said, “At CREDAI Bengal we always focus to develop the right social infrastructure to usher the much needed convenience to the City’s population. Be it a residential project, a retail hub or innovative office spaces, CREDAI has been instrumental in shaping up these segments. Thus it has been a natural progression for the association tosupport the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in a noble deed of modernizing Nimtala Ghat crematorium. The mood at crematoriums is sombre thus we in our own humble way wanted to offer the bereaved family members some solace in the ambience. We sincerely hope that this new modernised facility will possibly offer some comfort to their hearts.”
The crematorium at Nimtala Ghat has rich history and has bid adieu to the mortal remains of Rabindranath Tagore, Kaliprasanna Singha, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, Pyarichand Mitra, Dwijendralal Roy, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, Sukumar Ray, Manik Bandyopadhyay and Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay besides other luminaries from Bengal.
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