Monthly Archives: August 2016

Leaking AC plant floods National Library in Kolkata, 60k periodicals ruined

KOLKATA: Thousands of priceless books, newspapers and periodicals had to be hastily evacuated from the language division of Bhasa Bhavan at the National Library on Tuesday morning after the room was inundated by water leaking from the air-conditioning plant and rainwater pouring in through broken window panes.

Though the extent of damage is yet to be ascertained, it raises uncomfortable questions about how such waterlogging happened in the state-ofthe-art building constructed a decade ago and why it was detected so late. The original building is over 200 years old.