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Renovation and modification of Crematorium at Junglighat

Port Blair ,

     The Port Blair Municipal Council has conceived a comprehensive development plan for Burning Ghat at Junglighat, which was mooted by the Member of Parliament along with Municipal Council. Finances will be roped in from MPLADS and Municipal funds. The development proposal has complete revamping renovating of pond in Ghat style for performing  rituals,  proper parking, approach path, separate service road for firewood, public utilities like toilet, changing room, drinking water facility, proper drainage system, strengthening of existing retaining wall, provision of seating places, wall painting, landscape with proper illumination and a grand entrance gate. There is also a proposal for locker facility for Asthi Kalash and a separate shop for Pooja items to perform last rituals of departed souls.     The tender for the said work has been opened and the successful bidder is being finalized by adopting all codal formalities. The work is expected to be completed within 3 months. Once the project is completed, the Burning Ghat will have enhanced look.    The Chairperson, PBMC and Secretary, PBMC alongwith technical officials carried out inspection of the Burning Ghat on Aug 14 and directed the team to commence the work at the earliest, a press release from Secretary, PBMC said.