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LDA plans to erect a safety fence at Lucknow's Ghanta Ghar to block unwanted encroachment

In a bid to safeguard Lucknow's monumental beauty, the Lucknow Development Authority has decided to erect a fence around the iconic Ghanta Ghar. At present, the monumental tower is open on all sides and pulls in anti-social elements, strays and encroachment on the premises. This development has been appealed by a letter to the Development Authority on behalf of the Allied Hussainabad Trust.

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The echoes of Lucknow's Ghanta Ghar, the tallest clock tower in India

Clock towers in medieval India were a very common sight and were built in the middle of the busiest city markets to help people keep a track of time. Thus various Indian ancient provinces including Jodhpur, Dehradoon, Meerut, Delhi, Mumbai and many others, have a clock tower or a ghanta ghar depicting the city's typical architecture and style. However, the one that chimes in the city of Lucknow is far more special than any clock tower in India.

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Hailed as the tallest in India, Lucknow's Husainabad Clock Tower has seen times change & how

Engulfed in sheets of historical affluence and rich cultural heritage, Lucknow is a city which is acclaimed widely for its sophisticated tastes and plethora of structures to stand by the claim. Ask any Lakhnawi and they'll tell you how the monuments of Lucknow easily outshine others that they've witnessed, given that they're all so distinct in nature. All of them are pieces of colossal efforts from various periods, stringing together bits and parts of Lucknow's history. On a similar note, the Husainabad Clock Tower is one such beauty which has been standing tall for many years now and has overseen the tides of change and how!

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