LUCKNOW: With the city set to host two big ticket events – Global Investors Summit and G20 Summit – it is time for it to regain its full glory.
While various works to make the city smart are already underway, Lucknow’s pride – the 5km area heritage corridor from Kaiserbagh to Husainabad – is also in for a revival.
The first step would be to illuminate eight historical monuments falling in the area with facade lighting by February next year. “The move will help promote night tourism in the area,” said an official of Lucknow Development Authority, which has sanctioned nearly Rs 30 crore for the project.
The eight monuments covered under the project are Bada Imambara, Chhota Imambara, Clock Tower, Naubat Khana, Rumi Darwaza, Sadat Ali Khan’s tomb, Kothi Darshan Vilas and Kothi Gulistan E Iram.
The facade lighting in these heritage buildings was done eight years ago, but due to lack of maintenance, one-third of the lights have been lying defunct for the past several months. LDA officers said that this time the illumination will be greater and bigger.
“Earlier, 95 facade lights were installed around the monuments. However, this time we will put up a total 250 lights, both inside and outside the monuments,” said Manoj Kumar, executive engineer, LDA.
LDA vice-chairperson Indramani Tripathi said tenders for various works have already been floated.
“The work for facade lighting is likely to begin next month. Other works have also begun and will be completed by June end,” he said.
According to historian Roshan Taqui, “The facade lighting was installed in the monuments in 2002, but four years later they gradually stopped working. In 2012, lights were re-installed along with other changes in the heritage zone. Till 2017, the lights were maintained but in the later years upkeep was neglected.”





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