A team of officials from Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA), led by Commissioner Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, yesterday inspected the ongoing works on the Rs. 7.5 crore ‘Mukthidhama,’ the hi-tech crematorium being constructed by MUDA on a 5.1 acre plot of land in Vijayanagar IV Stage in city.

The crematorium, equipped with two electric and two gas furnaces, also has four open cremation platforms for burning of bodies and two platforms with roofing besides a huge welcome arch and a fountain.

The crematorium, designed by Architect Satish of Chennai, is being constructed by contractor Girish of Bangalore.

Besides having these features, the biggest crematorium in the State has a large number of toilets and bathrooms besides display of stone sculptures of gods Shiva, Ganapathi and Gauthama Buddha.

The team which visited the crematorium along with Betsurmath consisted of Chief Accounts Officer Shivashankar, Zonal Officer P.S. Krishnamurthy, Asst. Executive Engineer P.K. Ravi, Dy. Director of Horticulture in MUDA Kantharaju, Asst. Executive Engineer Mahesh and officials of all five zones of Mysore City Corporation.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore