12 points you should know about the lockdown commencing from July 10 in Lucknow

Weekend lockdown: The lockdown is being enforced in view of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases!

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary through a circular on late Thursday evening announced a three-day lockdown in the state including Lucknow from 10 p.m. on Friday, July 10 to 5.a.m. on Monday, July 13.

This comes after a fresh lockdown was imposed in Kolkata and Patna. According to the government of UP, the lockdown will help in controlling the spread of the novel Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh.


A stringent lockdown will be imposed in the state. All essential services including Petrol Pumps, Hospitals, Media and people involved in the supply of essentials will function as normal.

The movement of trains and air services will continue but road transport will be shut. Buses, however, will be made available to train passengers.

Here are the 12 things to know-

1. All offices and businesses to remain shut in Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow & Kanpur

All offices including the offices of State & Central government will remain shut. Private businesses are advised to follow a 'work from home' model.

2. All essential services to work as usual including healthcare, media, delivery, grocery, vegetables etc.

Similar to the lockdown 1, all essential services will remain functional. No need for panic buying as supply of milk, vegetables will not be hampered.

Railways to function as normal, people arriving in state via trains to be taken via Uttar Pradesh roadways buses to their destination

The Uttar Pradesh bus services will remain shut however, for passengers arriving in state by Railways, special buses will be arranged for commute.

3. Apart from UP roadways buses to ferry passengers, all other transport of UP roadways will remain shut. Metro services will also remain shut!

Uttar Pradesh roadways and Metro services will remain shut in the state.

Airways to function as normal, people can commute in private vehicles from the airport

Private vehicles will be allowed for passengers landing in the state through airways. Airports will function normally as well.

Trucks will remain operational function, Petrol Pumps allowed to remain open

Trucks will remain operational as administration aims to make sure that supply of all essential services are met. Petrol Pumps on highways to open 24x7 while petrol pumps within the city limit to remain open for a specific time period.

On 10th and 12th July, a sanitisation drive to be carried out in the state

A drive for sanitisation and pure drinking water will be conducted, all employees working on these two drives will work as decided by the government.

Home covid 19 screening of citizens to continue

The drive started by the health department for screening of citizen at their homes will run as planned and all Covid warriors can continue their duties, they will have to carry an identity card.

Industries to remain open in rural areas

Industries in rural areas to remain open, in urban areas industries working for essential coronavirus related services to remain open.

Construction services allowed

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All construction services like highway construction etc to remain active, offices related to these will also remain open. People working in such essential services to carry an official ID card, ID card will be consumed a duty pass for such employees.

Local authorities to ensure strict enforcement of the lockdown

DM, administration and police including 112 to ensure strict enforcement of the lockdown for the given period in Uttar Pradesh.

Awareness drive to be organised

At all public places a drive will be run under the banner of Public Address System to make people aware of the pandemic and its precautions.

The three-day lockdown is being enforced in view of the spurt in number of Coronavirus cases in the state. The copy of the fresh lockdown orders is attached below.

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As 12 officials test positive at the headquarters of Uttar Pradesh's integrated emergency helpline service, UP 112, the Lucknow office will remain shut for the next 48 hours for the purpose of sanitation and contact tracing of the infection. With this complete shutdown, a great impact on the working of the service may be perceived in the Capital and across the state for about 2 days, however, work will continue to roll digitally!

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9 facts of historical significance about the Battle Memoir of Lucknow Residency

The Siege of Awadh: A tale narrated through the ruins of the British Residency

Lucknow is popularly known as the City of Nawabs, for erstwhile Awadh was under the strong reigns of Mughal Kings and Nawabs who looked after its culture, administration and political standing. Often regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in terms of historical significance, the saga of this city is incomplete without the narration of its inkiest past; The Siege of Awadh.

A lot is known about the Revolt of 1857, and Lucknow's pivotal role in the Indian uprising against the British East India Company, for the testimony of the city's bravery and valor stands in the ruins of the British Residency in the heart of the old city. Unravel all that remains under the wraps of history and learn the truth behind the bullets that are still etched in the walls of the Lucknow Residency:

The British Residency

The Britsh Residency was set up in 1764, post the alliance of the Nawab of Lucknow with that of Bengal after the Battle of Buxar. In order to not lose face in one of the richest Province, Awadh, a representative of the British known as the General Resident was appointed and stationed at the complex which is now called the British Residency.

33-Acre Plot 

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With the rising power of the Resident General assumed the role of a quasi ruler in Awadh and the then Nawab of the Province ceded half of the land to the British which included royal palaces and open spaces. Spread for over 33 acres, the Residency became a city within the city!

Bailey Guard Gates

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The Nawab also built an enormous gate for the King-Maker Resident General who had helped him to acquire the throne. These gates were called the Bailey Guard Gates named after the then Resident Genreal, John Bailey. These gates were the stepping stones to the establishment of a huge living complex which included a banquet hall, school, an officer's mess, post office, places of worship, cemetery, horse stables, sheep house, gardens and parks!

Civil Township

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The conversion of this administrative complex into a massive civil township is pinned on the French General and Founder of La Martiniere College in Lucknow, Major General Claude Martin. He built a number of houses around the complex which were rented only to Europeans.

The British Headquarters

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With the deposition of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah in 1856, the British Residency converted into the most powerful headquarter in the city. All the politcal and administrative control of the city now lay in the hands of the British. What the British couldn't control was how the people of the city viewed the Residency; as a symbol of British Tyranny.

The Siege of Lucknow 

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When the rising momentum of the Revolt of 1857 reached Lucknow, 8000 soldiers of the British Army and several local landowner surrounded the Residency that was a refuge to all the Europeans in the city. For 6 months, the Residency was guarded by virtue of its elevated establishment, however, the spirit of the Indian was undefeated and the British had to evacuate the complex.

Bullet Marks

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The signs of revolt are still etched into the walls of the complex. From bullet marks to canon attacks, the ruins of the building is a remembrance of the anger and dissatisfaction of the people of Lucknow against the British.

The Graveyard 

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Around 2000 people, includings soldiers, officers, women and children died within these 6 months. Though, the Revolt of 1857 was a national phenomenon, nowhere was the destruction as brutal as it was in Lucknow.

Historical Records

A museum that records this chapter of the Lucknow History stands in the ruins of the complex today and is open for all who wish to learn what transpired within the now broken walls of a once pristine Residency.

Today, the Residency stands as a landmark of tourist attraction with its mowed gardens and parks. It stands as a memorial to those who fought for freedom and who died denying it. The land is and the ruins are now under the management of the Archaeological Survey of India and exists as a monument of national importance.

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