Thane’s oldest crematorium to be operational by January 26

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has claimed that the revamped crematorium will reduce pollution and will have seating space for over 300 people

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In August 2017, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) decided to revamp Thane’s 200-year-old Jawhar Baugh Crematorium. As per the latest development, the work will be completed by January end. The TMC Chief Sanjeev Jaiswal said that this will be operational from January 26. The TMC has claimed that revamped crematorium will help in reducing pollution and seating space will be made available for over 300 people. 

The proposal for the crematorium’s makeover was tabled in August 2017 and an NGO was appointed for the work.

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Sandeep Malvi, Deputy Municipal Commissioner of TMC, said that the basic installation of machinery and seating arrangements is completed. He added that he has also asked contractors to develop attractive landscapes in the crematorium premises, install ample light arrangements, sound system and signage.

The machine will use merely 25 to 30 per cent of the wood that was required earlier. Earlier, around 200 to 250 kg of wood was required for one cremation which will be reduced to 30 to 35 kg.

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