Heritage Buildings of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration
There are about 800 listed heritage buildings in Kolkata of which about 84 are considered to be very important. Some are well maintained while a lot of them are in various stages of decay. It has been difficult to maintain many of these buildings because of lack of funds, expensive maintenance costs, disputed ownership, unauthorized occupation, low rentals and probably a hundred more reasons. The general atmosphere of shabbiness, lethargy and cholche na cholbe na (is not happening and will not happen) attitude may have a played role too. However things seem to be improving for the city and who knows maybe the future of these buildings will be better than the current state.