Crematorium in Chikkamagaluru in deplorable condition

The crematorium at Ramanahalli in Chikkamagaluru is overrun by the growth of weeds.

The crematorium at Ramanahalli in Chikkamagaluru is in an unorganised state and it has become a cause of worry for residents of several areas nearby.

The residents of Shankarapura, Basavanahalli, Ramanahalli, Gaurikaluve, Kempanahalli, Tamil Colony, Kalidasa Nagara, Vijayapura, Aravinda Nagara, Laksheesha Nagara, Adarsha Nagara, Market road have been depending on the crematorium.

The Crematorium Maintenance Committee is headed by the CMC Commissioner. The crematorium lacks basic facilities. The main door of the crematorium is broken and the pathway leading to it is filled with soil and stones.

There is no shade to sit. Weeds have grown all over the place and liquor bottles are found strewn inside crematorium premises.

The development works initiated by the CMC has remained incomplete. There is no water to conduct the final rites at the crematorium. The family members seek a pot of water from the security guard's house to conduct the final rites. A few elected representatives have constructed tombs by misusing their power, alleged Tamil Colony resident R Kumar. 

The residents of Tamil Colony urged the authorities to asphalt the road leading to the crematorium and demanded that water be made available at the crematorium.

Security guard Ganesh said, "No fee is collected for cremating the body. For burying the body, a sum of Rs 750 is collected for digging a pit. I clear the weeds."

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