In a move to provide a consoling appeal at the city crematoria, the Greater Chennai Corporation has decided to upgrade and redevelop the exteriors of such facilities.
Of the 47 crematoria in the city, as many as 41 crematoria would be taken up for the project. Meanwhile, the civic body has invited national and international level architects to design the landscaping at the exteriors of the selected crematoria. Also, the civic body has decided to try getting corporate social responsibility fund (CSR Fund) to redevelop the landscape according to the plans, which would be created by architects. Of the 41 crematoria selected for the project, 37 are electric crematoria.
"The detailed project reports of each of the selected crematoria will be prepared based on the requirement and nature of each of the facilities. The details such as number of last rites conducted at the crematoria on average and other data will be considered while preparing detailed project reports for redevelopment," an official said.
Of the 41 crematoria selected for the project, major facilities include Villivakkam crematorium, Velangadu, Arumbakkam, Nungambakkam and Mylapore crematoria.