The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has announced that electric cremation services at Pashupati Aryaghat will be provided free of charge starting July 17.

Milan Kumar Thapa, member secretary of PADT disclosed the announcement emphasizing the importance of supporting families during times of bereavement.

Similarly, Thapa also announced plans for the construction of a large international library at Seto Sattal, Guheshwori. “We have decided to establish an international-level library dedicated to religious and cultural studies,” he stated. These initiatives were formally proposed and approved during the PADT Board of Directors’ meeting.

Member-Secretary Thapa, who was suspended on charges of corruption regarding the Jalahari case in Pashupatinath, had resumed office after receiving a clean chit from the Special Court on Tuesday.

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority had filed a case of corruption against Dr Pradeep Dhakal and Arun Kumar Shrestha along with Member-Secretary Thapa on October 1, 2023.