'Dogs' crematorium site to be used for humans in Delhi

Currently, over 800 bodies are cremated in Delhi. The number is expected to increase to 1,000 per day.

India is worst affected by the second wave of corona virus pandemic, which witnesses large number of deaths along with everyday spiking. Along with medical facilities, Delhi has also been witnessing a surge in fatalities with more than 300 Covid deaths per day.


In this situation, it is seen that bodies are lined up outside crematoriums worsening the situation, now civic bodies are plan to extend human cremation to a dog crematorium site in Dwarka Sector 29.


The South Delhi Municipal Corporation plans to create temporary human funeral pyre platforms on a project site meant for dog crematorium. The three-acre dog crematorium site was constructed six months back but is yet to become operational.


According to data, the number of bodies cremated every day is increasing by 15 to 20 per cent. Currently, over 800 bodies are cremated in Delhi. The number is expected to increase to 1,000 per day.


Delhi government is now preparing to increase cremation sites. Also temporary pyre platforms have been created in the park and parking lot of crematoriums. There also platform are being constructed at Yamuna Ghats for the final rites to increase the capacity.

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