Corona virus continues to wreak havoc in Delhi. In the grip of this epidemic, more than 350 deaths are being recorded daily in the national capital in recent times. Due to which there has been a shortage of places to cremate the dead here. Today 350 deaths were recorded in Delhi, whereas yesterday it was 357, and the number of dead on the day before was 348. At the same time, the average number of deaths related to COVID-19 was 304 last week. Around 60-70 dead bodies are being handled every day at the Sarai Kale Khan crematorium, however, the capacity of this facility here is only 22.
Considering the increasing number of dead, at least 100 new platforms are being constructed near it. A person associated with this says that there is a lot of pressure to complete the construction of these new platforms. Contractor Pashupati Mandal said that 20 of these will be ready by night. In a few more days, 80 more will come. “
The work of existing employees in the crematorium has increased. So much so that the families of the deceased have to hand over, which involves doing some manual work such as moving firewood and other arrangements. The condition of 25 other cremations in Delhi is also similar.
There are many cities and administrative bodies in India, which are facing land crisis due to corona related deaths. A few days ago, Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka told NDTV that the government had started the process of identifying and developing land on the outskirts of the state capital, Bengaluru, especially for setting up temporary crematoriums.
Corona’s havoc: new platforms for funeral in Delhi