The Diesel crematorium has been made operational after two decades or so at the Sadashiv Nagar crematorium.
Vijay More along with others cremated the 668th unclaimed body in this crematorium on Tuesday. The entire process took about 90 minutes.
In view of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the district administration had asked the Corporation to set right the diesel-based crematorium. In case of any deaths due to COVID-19, the last rites would be performed in the diesel crematorium only.
The said crematorium was to be converted into an electric one but due to technical difficulties, it was later converted into a Diesel one.