Which was the first post office?
The East India company opened its first post office in 1727. In 1774 Calcutta GPO was established. The site where the GPO is now located was actually the site of the first Fort William. An alley beside the post office was the site of the guardhouse that housed the infamous 1756 Black Hole of Calcutta (1756).
When was India’s first post office setup?
The Post Office Department of the East India Company was first established on 31 March 1774 at Calcutta, followed in 1778 at Madras and in 1792 at Bombay.
When and where was the first post office?
Which is the world’s first post office? Although the origins of the postal system date back to antiquity, the British Postal Museum claims the oldest functioning post office in the world is on High Street in Sanquhar, Scotland. According to the museum, this post office has functioned continuously since 1712 AD.
Where was the first post office in Kerala?
The first Anchal post office was opened in 1852 in Alappuzha, Kerala at the time of Uthram thirunal Marthandavarma.
Who started first post office in India?
The history of postal services in India dates back to the 18th century when Warren Hastings, the then Governor-General of British India established the first postal service for the public in March 1774 in Kolkata.
Who built the first post office?
That’s why three months after the battles of Lexington and Concord, the Continental Congress turned to Benjamin Franklin to establish a national post service as the first Postmaster General.
Where is the first woman post office in Kerala?
Kerala’s first all-women post office will be opened at PMG Junction in Thiruvananthapuram city on Friday.
How much is post office in Kerala?
Kerala (KL) has a number of 5065 post offices situated in 14 districts.
Who invented the Post Office?
Who introduced postal system in India?
It was later modified into a service under the Crown in 1854 by Lord Dalhousie. Dalhousie introduced uniform postage rates (universal service) and helped to pass the India Post Office Act 1854 which significantly improved upon 1837 Post Office act which had introduced regular post offices in India.