The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is all set to initiate construction work for a funeral complex, coming up at Sector 52.
Huda has sanctioned R6 crore for the funerary project, the first of its kind it the city, which will be constructed on 10 acres of land. The complex will have a separate crematorium for Hindus, besides separate burial facilities for Muslims and Christians.
The complex — which will have 54 pyres — will be developed on five acres of land and two-and-a-half-acres each has been allocated for the development of cemeteries. The deadline of the project is December this year.
Huda has decided to develop the crematorium in the Millennium City, as most of the crematoriums and cemeteries are under the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG). The development body had set up two crematoriums of small sizes in Sectors 22 and 32 nearly five years ago, whereas as many as 20 crematoriums (including cemeteries) are under the MCG.
To prevent air pollution, the complex will be made non-electrical and will be equipped with appropriate technology to check emission of smoke.
“The funeral complex will be equipped with modern technology,” said Huda administrator Praveen Kumar, who along with his team inspected the site on Tuesday.
Earlier, local residents had raised objections regarding construction of the funeral complex and had urged Huda to abort the project.
“The villagers have allowed construction on the ground that plantation should be carried out in 50 metre radius of the site. Work is likely to start after Holi,” said the administrator.