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THE BENGALI CLUB

The building of Bengali Club was constructed in 1925 AD and ever since it has been an active centre for the Bengali community and is associated with many distinguished people such as Rabindra Nath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose, etc. It is a double-storied structure with shops on the ground floor. Two rooms and the lobby of the first floor are occupied by the Bengali Club, and the remaining part of the first floor is used as a hotel. INTACH, Delhi Chapter intends to take up the conservation work in this building in two phases. In Phase I, the team of Delhi Chapter will re-plaster the walls and repair the roof with the original traditional roofing system of wooden joists and planks along with relaying of the terrace with appropriate slope and to provide the Iron pillar on the ground floor similar to the original design and dimensions. Then on the first floor, to decrease the masonry load a parapet wall needs to be redesigned. The phase II of the project would lead to a complete structural conservation and up-gradation of the building, which can be only implemented after inspecting and documenting it.