writers building

writers building

236 year-old Writers' Buildings set to renovate

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The historic writers' building built in 1777 by Thomas Lyon for writers or junior officials of the East India Company. Over the years, the building underwent several additions including construction of extra blocks. The need to house more govt departments and employees has led to numerous make- shift tiny cabins and cubicles and also ill planned electrical connections which dangle dangerously making the whole building a tinderbox. And therefore, the Chief Minister made an elaborate plan to move from the 236 year old sprawling structure constructed by the British during the Raj to a 14 storeyed building of the Hooghly River Bridge Commission (HRBC) about eight kilometres away in adjoining Howrah district across the river.