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Lucknow ranks 25th in Smart City rankings amid staggered developmental conditions

Earlier Lucknow was ranked at 33rd in the list of Smart Cities in India.

Lucknow has jumped eight ranks to bag the 25th position in the Smart City rankings across the country. This is a clear indication of the fact that Lucknow's overall standard of cleanliness and development has witnessed a major boost, however, the city's progress is facing a staggered growth. The slowed pace of civic progression, including pending work at sewer lines, smart road mission, amidst others, needs diligent implementation strategies, with the vision of transforming Lucknow as an absolute smart city.


Lucknow City Development Programmes face slow down

According to the list of the smart cities in the country, Lucknow was earlier ranked at the 33rd position, which has now jumped by 8 points. The smart city index is a quantitative analysis of the municipal and civic development among the chosen smart cities in India. This analysis takes into account, the cities vision, its development projects, standard of living, with access to basic amenities, SWOT for the strategic development of growth, among several other parameters.

Lucknow is currently stuck at rank 25, as the city faces a major slow down due to incomplete work of several strategic projects. The city had to establish an underground electric wire system, by laying trunk lines over an expanse of 813 acres. Similarly, water lines to provide door to door drinking water was also planned. Besides these, several projects in the city are still stuck on their planning and developmental phase, including the installation of water meters and the vision of a smart road.

Sluggish approach towards developed agendas


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Every year, under the banner of Lucknow Smart City Limited, the state and the central government sanction about a hundred crore rupees to fund the various civic projects in the capital. The reservoir of city funds currently holds about four hundred crore rupees which depict a lack of planning and development modules, to sincerely invest this amount. The sluggish approach towards the already developed agendas, on the other hand, project an unlikeliness to be completed soon.

This lethargy towards the city can be also pinned onto the nationwide lockdown and the slow and graded unlocking procedure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Several projects, like the addition of underground parking to GPS, beautification of the Kaiserbagh intersections and so on, are still stuck while the digitization of the Amiruddaula Library is also incomplete. Though the command control room is ready, its inauguration has not taken place till date.

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Here's a list of route diversions in Lucknow due to the upcoming 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event'

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Amid Omicron scare, 5 new patients tested positive for COVID in Lucknow on Sunday

All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

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PWD to widen & repair road leading to Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road in Lucknow!

Public Work Department will partner up with district administration and police department to conduct an anti-encroachment drive on this route as well

Soon the residents of Lucknow will be able to travel to Chandrika Devi Temple with ease, as the road leading to the temple will be widened and repaired by the administration soon. In an effort to facilitate easier and smoother traffic movement, the Public Work Department will undertake repair work on the road leading to Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road. Apart from the repair work, the authorities will also widen the 11.45 kilometre long road as well. According to the reports available at present, the work on this project is expected to start this month.

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The 5-year plan will create 10,000 direct & indirect jobs in Goa's e-mobility sector

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IIM Indore & MP govt join hands to promote products made by self-help groups run by women

With this new project, Madhya Pradesh is working on its dream to become self-reliant very soon.

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