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Kalpalli crematorium breaks down

Kutty, whose family has been working at Kalpalli electric crematorium since many decades, has not received any salary for the past two years and is dependent on alms given by families of the dead.

But the last 10 days has left the family penniless as the electrical crematorium has broken down and no bodies are being brought there.

Authorities of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which manages the crematorium, have been working to fix the problem. They said it would take at least a week for them to set right the problem.

Mr. Kutty said the electrical wiring of the crematorium was at least three decades old and the circuit broken down recently. “The entire system was installed in the late 1980s. BBMP officials have now found the electrical unit to be too old to repair and have taken up the work on replacing it, which is likely to take more than 10 days,” he said.

The crematorium is one of the main ones serving most parts of east Bengaluru.
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