This crematorium is located at Ashwinkumar Ghat on the banks of the river Tapti in Surat. It was to house five gas furnaces with supporting activities such as the registration and administrative offices, storage, and large tracts of non-specified space.

Surat, an industrial town in western India, where a severe flood in the river Tapti caused a catastrophic epidemic in 1994. Many identified this with the dreaded plague. The 'plague' was followed by a spate of communal riots in 1983. Severely criticized for its filth and squalor, the citizens woke up to the city's conditions. A major reformation and reconstruction effort was undertaken. In the spirit prevailing, it was decided to overhaul the existing structure of the city's oldest crematorium in order to make it more modern, efficient and hygienic. A national competition was organised for a new crematorium. It was to house five gas furnaces with supporting activities such as the registration and administrative offices, storage, and large tracts of non-specified space.

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