Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inspected the Navagraha crematorium on Wednesday ahead of the funeral of the former chief minister Tarun Gogoi which will be held on Thursday morning.
Preparation is going on in full swing at Navagraha as the last rites of the veteran Congress leader will take place tomorrow at around 11 AM. “As per the consent of the Assam Congress and family members of Tarun Gogoi we have decided to perform the last rites at Navagraha. We have arranged in a way that we can accommodate 1000 people during the funeral. APCC President Ripun Bora urged us to arrange the crematorium so that it can accommodate 1000 people. By today the crematorium will be ready,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma while speaking to media.
Talking about the allotment of the government land to perform the funeral, Sarma said that the government was ready to allot the land near Rajiv Gandhi Indoor stadium at Amingaon but the family members and Pradesh Congress later informed the government that they are ready to perform the last rites at Navagraha.
While asked about the security arrangement, the minister said that no special arrangement has been made. “As Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will participate in the funeral there will be light security but I think that no tight security is required in such kind of situation. We don’t have much pressure on security arrangements,” the minister added.
On the other hand, the district administration and police administration has urged the people of the area to avoid the route of the Navagraha road as there will be traffic chaos in the area during the course of the time. Slow-moving vehicles have been barred from moving in the route for 3-4 hours.