Howrah (WB): The West Bengal government has decided to set up a mortuary in Howrah town, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim said here on Saturday.
The Howrah Municipal Corporation would provide land for the mortuary in which 12 bodies could be preserved at a time, Hakim said.
The minister was here in connection with a programme in which keys of residences were provided to people who were displaced from land at Salkia where a flyover would be set up.
The Rs 68 crore flyover, to be built by the Howrah Improvement Trust, would ease traffic problems in north Howrah, Hakim said.
A project on providing compensation to people whose shops were there on the flyover site was also inaugurated.