Amid a spike in deaths as a result of Covid, the Ghazipur crematorium has made area for 20 extra pyres within the parking zone. On Saturday, Delhi recorded 357 deaths, the very best to date.
Earlier, the crematorium had area for 38 pyres. A senior official from the East civic physique, beneath which the crematorium falls, stated: “There are such a lot of our bodies that we have now added area for 20 extra pyres on the Ghazipur crematorium. There’s often a ready time of 3-Four hours. On Friday, the GTB mortuary alone had 47 our bodies as a result of this. However we have now now managed to cremate them, and extra on Saturday. A physique takes 5-6 hours to burn.”
Numerous hospitals beneath the East and North MCDs have been directed to ship our bodies solely to specified crematoriums/burial grounds, as per a directive issued by the North MCD final week.
“The EDMC commissioner visited the Jwala Nagar crematorium too; there could also be plans to extend area at Seemapuri cremation floor as nicely,” stated the official.