20 October 2016

Postal Heritage Buildings 13.5.2010

DELHI GPO is among the very few buildings of lndia Post which has been given the status of “Heritage Building” by the Archaeological Survey of lndia and is in close proximity to the historical Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
SHIMLA GPO on the Mall, established in 1883 on the site of a house known and as “Conny Lodge”, is one of the oldest Post Office buildings in the country.
UDAGAMANDALAM HPO The first Post Office at Udagamandalam was opened in 1826 with an establishment of a writer and two delivery peons. There are no records as to where the office originally was. In the earliest plan of Ootacamund (1829) the building which afterwards became the Post Office is shown and marked as Government Bungalow. Records show that in November 1833, the Post Office was at Rays house.
COOCH BEHAR HPO In 1875 the Post & Telegraph Office of Cooch Behar State is learnt to have been introduced under the administrative control of Rangpur Postal Division. The Cooch Behar Post Office was initially functioning in the building situated in the Purana Post Office Para.
NAGPUR GPO considered the mother institution in the Postal Circle of the Central Province, is housed in a majestic Victorian building, once the seat of erstwhilePostmaster General of CP Berar.

LUCKNOW GPO is an example of relatively more contemporary engineering and architecture. Constructed with red bricks and lime stone, iron was not used in its construction.

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