The station is on the fringe of the Hooghly river and not far away lies the General Post Office - referred to as GPO, the Royal Insurance Building, the eastern office of the Reserve Bank of India, Koilaghat - the headquarters of the Eastern Railway, head office of the Kolkata Port Trust, and a number of other government offices along with the Royal Exchange Building which houses the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Calcutta Stock Exchange, the Standard Chartered Building and many financial establishments.