Writer's Building



Writer's Building or the 'Mahakaran' is the headquarter of the State Government of West Bengal. Writer's Building is situated in the heart of the capital city of Kolkata on the northern side of Lal Dighi, a small water body in BBD Bagh. Writer's Building is the hub of a number of departments of the state government of West Bengal.

The Writer's Building of Kolkata is a massive red building that has a great political significance. Memories of the Indian independence movement seem to be embedded in each and every brick of the Writer's Building .

Writer's Building is an epitome of classical European architecture in India. Originally, Writer's Building was built for clerical and administrative staff of the British East India Company. These employees were called Writer's. Hence the name Writer's Building came into being. Writer's Building in Kolkata houses the office of the Chief Minister of West Bengal.

At a close vicinity to the Writer's Building of Kolkata stands the GPO. The Writer's' Building or the 'Mahakaran' is spread over 2.8 acres of land and comprises of 13 four-storied edifices.

The office hour of the Writer's Building in Kolkata is from 9 am to 6 pm. But the preferred visiting hour is from 9 am to 11 am. At present there are about 6000 government employees working inside the Writer's Building .

The maintenance of the Writer's Building in Kolkata is done by the state government and you can find a tight security guarding the building specially in the office hours.



Last Updated on : 17/07/2013