Revival deal for French edifice — Registry Building, Chandernagore

The government wanted to turn the structure into a boutique hotel and cultural centre with a library

The mission to save a slice of Indo-French history is finally gathering steam with the state tourism department and the French consulate general pledging renewed commitment towards Registry Building in Chandernagore, the first French courthouse in India built in 1875 which is currently in a dilapidated state.

A 12-month extension was signed on Thursday on the agreement drawn up in February 2019 on restoration and adaptive reuse of the building standing at the head of the Strand in Chandernagore in Hooghly district, around 47km…

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