Jamshedpur : Congress MLA Banna Gupta who recently observed fast-unto-death agitation, today met DC Amitabh Kaushal over the progress made to set up an electric crematorium near Fagu Baba locality in Sonari. Gupta has been demanding clearance from Tata Steel for a plot of land near Fagu Baba locality in Sonari to set up an electric crematorium.
“ I have voiced my concerns over the delay. The DC has informed that a reminder has been send to Tata Steel over the matter. Lakhs of residents of Sonari and Kadma have to take bodies to Parvati Ghat in Bistupur and Subernarekha Ghat in Bhuiyandih (both around 4 km away) for last rites.
I have been demanding land near Fagu Baba in Sonari for a crematorium which the Tata Steel have not been giving clearance. I had asked the administration to get the land (under Tata lease) back to government which has not been done,” said Gupta.
The MLA also expressed concern over the recent drive by the administration to remove roadside kiosks. The district administration and civic body, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) on Friday cleared the Sakchi Kalimati Road of congestion by removing as many as 150 road-side illegal constructions and kiosks. The drive was targeted at anti-social elements to keep them at bay and curb activities of crime and eve teasing. The drive was carried a day after Amitabh Kaushal personally inspected the encroachment scenario by moving around the places in the city last night.