Redefining its Future


1. What is Writers' Buildings?

The Writers' Buildings (Bengali: মহাকরণ Mahakaran), often shortened to just Writers' Buildings, is the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal in India. It is located in West Bengal's capital city of Kolkata. It housed the office of the Chief Minister of West Bengal till 4 October 2013. Now most of the departments has moved out to another building named Nabanna in Howrah on a temporary basis for facilitating renovation of the Writers' Buildings ...

2. Why is Writers' Buildings being renovated?

The building went under renovation in late 2013, in a project costing INR200 crore (US$33 million). Prior to this, the state Secretariat, and Chief Minister’s office, temporarily shifted to Howrah River Bridge Commissioners (HRBC) Building.  In February 2014, the projected was stalled after Conservation experts and state Public Works Department (PWD), found the plan submitted by an architect firm insufficient, meanwhile the team of Jadavpur University architects was invited to conduct tests of the structure, before the actiual renovation could be commenced.