People are searching for new cremation grounds to avoid the hassles caused by the increasing deaths waiting for cremation at the cremation ghats. People have started performing the last rites on the banks of river Gomti near Barrier No-2 of Lucknow Khadra. It is being told that the last rites of those with the symptoms of Kovid are also being performed. Such funerals, without following Corona's protocol, pose a risk of spreading the infection.
People present here said that once dead bodies were used to be cremated here, but many bodies are being burnt from morning to night from 1-2 days. The priests of a nearby temple conduct the last rites here. Whereas, wood, etc. are bought from the market. On the question of how to make a death certificate for such people, people said that they get local councilors to write or get affidavits made. With the help of an affidavit, a certificate is obtained from the Municipal Corporation.
At the same time, amidst the increasing pace of corona infection, the number of dead bodies reached the cremation ghats on Friday was slightly lower than on Thursday but crossed 150. By six o'clock on Friday evening, 173 bodies arrived at two major cremation sites in the city for the last rites.
Of the 173 dead bodies reached for the last rites at Baikunthadham and Gulala Ghat, 60 sankramitas were reported. On Thursday, where the number of normal dead bodies was 122, on Friday it was 113. In this case, normal deaths were fewer on Friday.
Green and electrical cremation will increase further
Like Baikunthadham, two green crematoriums will be built at Gulala Ghat. Apart from this, three electric crematoriums will be built at both the ghats. Of these, two will remain at Baikuntham and one at Gulala Ghat. A tender is also being issued by the Municipal Corporation regarding this. The effort is to get this work done in 15 to 20 days. Apart from this, work is also being done to set up five green mechanized crematoriums at both the ghats.