The Fact News Service
Hoshiarpur, May 4
Punjab Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora on Tuesday announced that a modern electronic crematorium would be a part of city’s main cremation ground Shiv Puri located on Haryana Road. The work of this crematorium would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 1 crore within next two months.
Accompanied by Mayor Surinder Kumar, the Minister took a round of Shiv Puri cremation ground to review the status of amenities amid the rising number of COVID deaths. The Minister informed that a 20X60 size shed is also being constructed in the area, where the bodies of those succumbed to COVID cremated, to facilitate the people as problems being faced by them in unfair weather and rainy days. The Minister said that this shed would be constructed within a week as the work on this task had been initiated today.
Reviewing the sanitization arrangements, the Minister directed the officials of Municipal Corporation to increase the number of sanitation workers so that both the outer and inner area of ground could be properly cleaned especially in these trying circumstances. He said that the MC had also been given necessary directions for the setting up of electronic crematorium and other requisite facilities would also be upgraded in time to come. The Minister also mentioned that the existing infrastructure of cremation ground was earlier strengthened with nearly Rs. 2 crore Corporate Social Responsibility funds. Prominent amongst Arun Gupta, Sunil Prashar and Master Vijay Kumar were also present.