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Special lights, smooth traffic to be part of makeover

Anupam Srivastava , Hindustan Times  Lucknow, July 22, 2013
First Published: 11:36 IST(22/7/2013) | Last Updated: 11:39 IST(22/7/2013)

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav who himself selected Qaiserbagh area for renovation of heritage spots here, is said to be keeping a close eye on the work.

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He recently visited Qaiserbagh secretly to see the progress in renovation.

The Lucknow Municipal Corporation has been directed to ensure that Qaiserbagh becomes a hoarding-free zone.

There are over 100 hoardings in the area, which are to be removed.

The buildings in this zone will be painted in the original colours (ramraj, geru and lime).

The ASI has been directed to renovate all the heritage buildings under its control.

One of the most important decisions is to install special lighting to highlight the architecture of the buildings here.

These special lights will be  installed soon.

Special consultants will be engaged for special lighting outside heritage buildings.

All the grills and railings will also be replaced.

Besides Qaiserbagh gates, the Neel gate, where some people are living in an unauthorised way, will also be renovated.

The Lucknow Development Authority has been directed to remove the encroachers.

All the electricity wires will be laid underground.

The LMC will also remove encroachments along the drainage system because 90% of drains here are encroached upon and there is no system to drain out rainwater.

A plan to regulate traffic in the area will be prepared in discussion with traffic police, LMC, LDA and architect Ashish Srivastava.

The entry of heavy vehicles in the area will be banned while the road from Qaiserbagh crossing to bus stand and Bhatkhande will be made one-way.

Municipal commissioner Rakesh Kumar Singh has directed zonal officer zone I to ensure that all the sign boards in Qaiserbagh are painted uniformly, according to the Ganj pattern.

The traders have been told to remove hoardings and sign boards of different sizes.


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