Why this 500-year-old crematorium is set to relocate

By Reena Dhankher
Photo: Reena Dhankher
Posted: Apr 14, 2017

A 500-year-old crematorium located on NH8 between Signature Tower and Iffco Chowk in Gurgaon is set to be shifted to facilitate the construction of a flyover.

The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has identified two sites which will be considered for relocation and will take a decision soon.

One of the sites that has been identified is near Sukhrali pond while the other site identified by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is near Atul Kataria Chowk.

Although the crematorium is used by residents from all over the city, Sukhrali villagers want it relocated near the pond. “Our village has had this crematorium since the time it came into existence. We want the site for relocation to be near Sukhrali Pond as it is the closest,” said Anup Bhambru, the area councillor.

V Umashankar, MCG commissioner, told City Spidey, “We will soon take a call on the matter and assign the tender so that the shifting can begin. Both the proposed locations are convenient for people as they are not far from the current spot.”


Construction work on the flyover in progress

TAGS: Crematorium / NH8 / Sukhrali pond / Haryana Urban Development Authority / Atul Kataria Chowk / V Umashankar / Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon



Posted 2 years ago

Crematorium near sec~29 has finally to rest now,it has found its resting place after serving community here for almost 500 years....it will be reborn in new avtaar at new pläce nearby.It proves nothing is permanent in this world where people are full of ego and hatred.