Bengaluru to have India’s first 3D post office

In an innovative move, Bengaluru will soon have India’s first post office built out of 3D printing technology which will be ready in just a month.

The post office will be set up in Halasuru’s Cambridge Layout on a plot of land owned by the postal department. The 1,000-square-feet building will cost 25 lakh rupees to set up, reducing the final cost by 25%. Post offices built using 3D print technology will function the same as normal post offices.

The Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, along with IIT-Madras, has given the ‘technology approval’ to Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) for 3D concrete printing of structures running to three floors from the ground. The design of the building has been submitted to the postal department and if everything goes according to plan, Bengaluru will soon see the first 3D printed post office in the country.