Locals and tourists will be able to explore the city's history and relish traditional dishes from Lucknow at a single spot
In a move to conserve and restore the city's rich heritage, Lucknow Development Authority is working on the renovation of multiple historical structures located in the Hussainabad area. As a part of this scheme, the Hussainabad Picture Gallery is being revamped into a museum and a food court is also being constructed. Once the facilities are ready, locals and tourists will be able to explore the city's history and relish traditional dishes from Lucknow at a single spot!
Museum & food court to resonate with Lucknow's cultural legacy
Recently, the Vice-Chairman of LDA, Akshay Tripathi inspected the ongoing project and instructed the officials to complete the interventions at the earliest. Thereby, the authorities have now focused their efforts to make sure that the food court and museum are ready by June 30 and August 31, 2022, respectively. While the food court is being set up at an approximate cost of ₹9 crores, the museum will be established at an estimated expense of ₹20 crores.
Offering a kaleidoscopic view of Lucknow's culture and history, the upcoming museum will array a range of interesting artifacts. As per officials, old paintings, books and other records related to the history and identity of Lucknow will be preserved in the museum.
Further, the food court will aggregate a variety of dishes from the traditional cuisine of the capital city. It has been informed that the eateries famed for the authentic Lucknavi flavours will be preferred for a place in this food court. Visitors will get to enjoy kebabs, biryani, kulfi and a list of other delicacies.
Satkhanda, clock tower & other structures to be refurbished
Notably, the first efforts for this project were executed in 2019. Despite this, the scheme had to be stalled for a long period of time due to the delay in getting the no-objection certificate. While the Archaeological Department issued the NOC for this project on July 31, 2020, the work was stalled due to the pandemic-propelled lockdown.
Now, the plans are being revived to complete the work, in accordance with the stated deadline. The authorities have asked the consultant to prepare a proposal regarding the interior decoration and other works in the museum. Later, the proposal will be sent to the government for approval and this work is expected to be finished within 3 months.
In addition to this, Satkhanda, Clock Tower, park, the musical fountain of the Shahi Talab will also be beautified and renovated. Besides, the monuments will be equipped with facade lights while the entire area will be lit up with street lights.