Mantralaya is the administrative headquarters of the state government of Maharashtra in South Mumbai, built in 1955.
Mantralaya was earlier known as Sachivalaya. (Sachiv- Secretary, Alaya- House, meaning Secretariat). Most of the head quarters of state governments in India are known as Secretariats. However, since Ministers (Mantri in Marathi/Hindi) also sit in the same building and to underline the fact that Ministers are ultimate bosses in democracy, the name was changed to Mantralaya in the early eighties.
Mantralaya is a six storied building with most of the departments of state government in this building. Due to increasing number of departments and the staff, the new “annexe” building was built later on. Further, a new administrative building of 13 floors was constructed later on, opposite Mantralaya to accommodate additional departments.
Where is Mantralaya in Mumbai?
Madam Cama Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai,400032. Maharashtra
How to reach the Mantralaya?
You can get down at Churchgate station (western line) and take a taxi towards Mantralaya