Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is situated 123 Mts. above sea level.River Gomti flows through the city. Some of the tributries of this river are Kukrail, Loni,Beta etc. Sai river flows from the south of the city and in the east enters district Raebareli. Lucknow is accessible from every part of Indiathrough Air,Rail and Road. It is directly connected with New Delhi, Patna, Calcutta, Mumbai, Varanasi and other major cities by Amausi airport. Similarly city is linked to north, east, south and west through rail and road links. Infact rail link joins Lucknow to Pakistan via Amritsar in the west and to Bangladesh railways in the east. The population of district Lucknow as per census 1991 is 27,62,801 lacs.
The ancient history of Lucknow is believed to begin after the Suryawanshi king Lord Rama ordered his younger brother Lakshmana to establish a town at the present site of Lakshman Tila. Lucknow was named Lakshmanpuri or Lakhanpuri or Laknamau after him. Slowly the name Lakhanpuri became ’Lakhnau’ and then named ’Lucknow’ by the British.
The urban area is spread equally on both sides of the Gomti River. The commercial and residential areas on Cis-Gomti side are Hazratganj, Alambagh, RDSO Colony (Research Design and Standard Organisation), Charbagh, Aishbagh, Kaiserbagh, Aminabad, Husainganj, Model Houses, Lal Bagh, Golaganj, Wazirganj, Rajendra Nagar, Malviya Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Aishbagh, Rajajipuram, Haiderganj, Thakurganj, Chowk and Saadatganj.
The residential settlements in the Trans-Gomti area are Nirala Nagar, Aliganj, Daliganj, Mahanagar, Old and New Hyderabad, Nishatganj, Indira Nagar , Manas Enclave near kukrail picnic spot,Gomti Nagar and Gomti Nagar Extn., Nilmatha cantt. Vikas Nagar,Khurram Nagar and Janakipuram. Aminabad is the heart of the city and the oldest traditional marketplace after Chowk. It is among the most crowded place of Lucknow.
Real estate is one of the many booming sectors of the economy. There are several malls, residential complexes and business complexes throughout the city. Real estate giants like Parshvanath, DLF, Omaxe, Sahara, Unitech, Ansal API are here.
Lucknow is one of the few Indian cities that follows vertical outgrowth plan like Delhi, Mumbai, Surat, Gazhiabad. The city boasts handsome skylines in Gomti Nagar, Hazrat Ganj and Kapoorthala. Few of the prominent under-construction buildings are Sahara Hospital which will have 25 floors followed by Metro City, Parshvanath Planet and Omaxe Heights. The city boasts a high property expansion rate. It is expected that city will have a $2.5 billion organised real estate by 2010, highest in North India except the National Capital Region (NCR).
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