The newly constructed Wing at the Nimtala Ghat was inaugurated by Shri Mamata Banerjee, Hon'ble Chief Minister, West Bengal on 14th January 2015. The restoration and new wing were co-funded by the KMC - Govt. of WB, NGRBA - Govt. of India and CREDAI Bengal.
This joint endeavour contributed to the building of the all-new-modern unit of the historic and largest crematorium in North Kolkata, Nimtala Ghat Crematorium, bringing in much convenience to the citizens.
CREDAI Bengal members contributed close to INR 5 crore for the construction work towards the renovation and upgradation of the Burning Ghat.
The members who contributed are –
Contributions by CREDAI BENGAl Members Towards Nimtalla Burning Ghat
South City Projects
Ideal Real Estate Pvt Ltd
Infinity Infotech Parks Ltd
Belani Housing Dev Ltd.
Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd
R S Kedia Foundation
Sanjeevani Estates Pvt Ltd
Merlin Projects Ltd
Regent Hi Rise Ltd
Patcorp Constructions Pvt Ltd
Bengal Nri Complex Ltd
Orbit Projects Ltd
Jain Space Infraventure Ltd
Gillanders Properties Ltd
Bengal Shelter Housing Dev Ltd
Creative Hortifarms Ltd
This new facility has ushered in convenience to the city’s population by way of developing crucial infrastructure of eight new electric furnaces, a waiting and praying/meditating area, anti pollution devices, toilet facilities and chimneys. From three fully electric pyres, the crematorium now has been converted into an eleven electric pyre crematoria. A two storey building built right beside the Hooghly River will accommodate these eight new electric pyres. On the top floor of the structure, a huge 3000 square feet area has been reserved for the bereaved family members to take rest or pray for the departed soul. The KMC health department has also planned to install eight electric pyres to take the additional load from the north and central localities of Kolkata.
On the occasion, the Hon’ble Chief Minister praised the KMC for upgrading the facilities of such a crucial public utility project, and also acknowledged CREDAI Bengal’s initiative in spending its CSR funds on a noble project such as this.
On the occasion were present many leading developers affiliated to CREDAI Bengal and who had contributed towards the project, including Mr Pradeep Sureka, past president, CREDAI Bengal, during who’s tenure, the dialogue with the KMC had been initiated for the upgradation and the donations made.
Mr. Sushil Mohta, President CREDAI Bengal said, “At CREDAI Bengal we always focus on developing the right social infrastructure to usher in much needed convenience to the city’s population. Be it a residential project, a retail hub or innovative office spaces, CREDAI has been instrumental in shaping these segments. Thus it has been a natural progression for the association to support the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in a noble deed of modernizing Nimtala Ghat crematorium. The mood at crematoriums is sombre, thus we, in our own humble way wanted to offer the bereaved family members some solace in the proper ambience. We sincerely hope that this new modernised facility will possibly offer some comfort to their hearts.”
The crematorium at Nimtala Ghat has a rich history and has bid adieu to the mortal remains of Rabindranath Tagore, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, Kaliprasanna Singha, Pyarichand Mitra, Dwijendralal Roy, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, Sukumar Ray, Manik Bandyopadhyay and Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay besides several other luminaries from Bengal.