The rites brothers
As families deal with the grief of their loved ones being snatched by
This comes after a thorough discussion with experts and with the Palike expecting a rise in the toll in the coming days.
This task force will be headed by
There are 13 crematoriums already and at least 15-20 bodies of covid patients are cremated every day. We also opened up Tavarekere and Giddenahalli quarry for open cremation, which is helping us ease the load. But this is not going to be enough in the coming days
– N Manjunath Prasad, Revenue Dept secy, who will head the task force
He said 23 additional places, mostly
Prasad explained the prevailing situation. “If someone dies, the cremation has to be done immediately. But currently, it is difficult to know if there is space in the crematorium. Families are having to look at different places. We want to set up all information at one place and streamline the last rites process for the families who have lost their dear ones. We have to show them respect,” Prasad said.
The story so far
Over the last week, mass cremation facilities were created by the district administration at two locations.
(1) A 4-acre land at Kurubarahalli, Channenahalli Panchayat. Tavarekere- Kengeri Main Road. From March 25, a total of 156 bodies were cremated at this facility. Prasad said, “Every piece of infrastructure has been created here- two borewells/ water, fencing all around, container rooms, pyre alters, shelter, cremation workers and
(2) Another cremation site at Survey number 80, Giddenahalli, Kadubgere