In Short

Published: Saturday 15 October 2005

cng crematoriums: Delhi recently opened four crematoriums powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), the fuel mandated for public transport in the capital, to curb air pollution. Two crematoriums are new, while two have been converted from electric-powered facilities. Officials say that cremating bodies with CNG will save both money and fuel compared to wood or electric processes: at around Rs 500, CNG cremations will cost less than half and will finish in around two hours, two to five times faster than previous methods. Starting in January 2006, 24 additional CNG crematoriums are slated for construction.

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