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In pics| Lucknow’s HERITAGE in ‘new light’

lucknow Updated: Dec 06, 2016 20:33 IST
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The spruced up Clock Tower at the Hussainabad area in the old city of Lucknow.(Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav dubbed the ‘heritage zone’ in Hussainabad area in the old city as the heart of Lucknow on Sunday. The CM dedicated the heritage zone to people after its complete makeover.

For renovation of several historic monuments in old city, the state government had allocated around Rs 200 crore. It took the LDA and other government agencies over a couple of years to complete the work.

An illuminated Satkhanda. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)

The majestic heritage zone now includes Chhota Imambada, Satkhanda Park, historic Clock Tower, Hussainabad Baradari, Kudia Ghat, Rumi Darwaza and Bada Imambada.

The restoration work also included Teele Wali Masjid, panoramic deck, food street and a food court. On the occasion, the CM also laid the foundation stone of a museum that will come up in the region.

“Tourists come to Lucknow from all over the country. For them, old Lucknow is the favourite destination. Now, this area will be more attractive,” said the CM.

Here is the glimpse of Lucknow’s HERITAGE in ‘new light’-

An illuminated Rumi Darwaza, which is a part of the recently renovated heritage street, brings back the old world charm of Awadh. (HT Photo)

City’s famous Clock Tower and the renovated pathway. (HT Photo)

Surajkund Pond and the Clock Tower (HT Photo)

Surajkund Pond and an illuminated Satkhanda at the background. (HT Photo)

The Nawabi-era architectural marvel, Bada Imambara. (HT Photo)

Tourists who venture out into the old city can now admire the nawabi-era architectural marvels in a ‘new light’. The cobblestone stretch here, enhancing the quaint look and old world charm of the surroundings, looks even more beautiful with illumination.

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