City gets hi-tech crematorium

Muktidhama, a hi-tech crematorium at Vijayanagar fourth stage in the city is a first of its kind in South India, as it is environment friendly, claimed Srinivas Joshi, Assistant Engineer of MUDA.

Joshi said that the crematorium had been set up in a 5.10 acre area at an estimated cost of Rs 6.62 crore. It has one gas chamber and two electricity operated chambers. It can also be run on firewood with two closed chambers and four open chambers.

Water storage reservoir has a capacity to store two lakh litres of water, besides 50 lakh litres of rain water. Separate bathing and toilet facilities for men and women are also available. Two platforms on the lines of open air theatre have been built to accommodate 300 people to participate in religious rituals. Plans are also on the anvil to develop a herbal garden.

The engineer said that both electric and gas chambers were green friendly. It required a maximum of 38 kg of gas to burn a body in 30 to 60 minutes, he added. The smoke emitted from the chambers will be purified with the help of technology. The chimney is about 100 ft high.

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