The iconic Kaiserbagh crossing will be beautified and solar panels will be installed on rooftops of government buildings in the area.

LUCKNOW: With a clear focus on the Centre’s flagship schemes of Smart City and AMRUT, the city will get around Rs 500 crore for civic projects.

While Rs 350 crore has been allocated under Smart City Mission, Rs 150 is under AMRUT scheme.

For a ‘smarter’ city, funds will be spent on construction of smart bus shelters, area-based development of Kaiserbagh, smart roads, and purchasing of mechanised sweeping trucks to clean roads.

Kaiserbagh will get underground power cables, piped natural gas lines and sensor-based trash cans. Besides, the iconic Kaiserbagh crossing will be beautified and solar panels will be installed on rooftops of government buildings in the area.

So far, Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) has constructed two smart bus shelters: on Ashok Marg and Alambagh. Now, 40 such shelters will be constructed. They will have LED screens to display movement of buses, shade and drinking water and toilet facilities.
A total of a 50km network of roads in the city has been chosen by LMC to convert into ‘smart roads’. A smart road will have a green belt on its sides, seating facility, parking space, traffic signals, lights and ample space for pedestrians.The money to be sanctioned under AMRUT will use for laying sewer lines in many parts of the city and for water supply in slum areas of Kaiserbagh and near Ring Road.

“Work on all these projects which were stuck due to lack of funds will now start soon. We are confident about finishing the work by the deadline,” said an LMC official.

  News Source: ET Energyworld