Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. Lucknow is also the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division. Lucknow is popularly known as the The City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India. Today, Lucknow is a vibrant city that is witnessing an economic boom and is among the top ten fastest growing non-major-metropolitan cities of India. It is the second largest city in Uttar Pradesh state. The unique combination of its cultured grace and newly acquired pace is its most promising feature that augurs well for the future.
Lucknow Development Authority established in 1974 under the Uttar Pradesh Urban Planning & Development Act 1973, LDA has progressed from small beginnings to embrace an overreaching authority in the development scenario of Lucknow. In consonance with the aspirations of modern India, LDA aims at coordinated and planned development of a historical city: to enable Lucknow to achieve pride of place as the worthy capital of the largest State of the country which has played a very important role in the Freedom Struggle, to extend urban infrastructure to absorb the pressures of a rapidly changing society, and to provide an environment which would enable the utmost satisfaction level of all sections of its inhabitants.
Housing is a basic human requirement of any civilised society. With the growth of urbanisation, cities have been expanding alarmingly in the last few decades, which has resulted in haphazard growth of urban areas as well as acute housing shortage. Housing and Urban Planning Department was established to ensure planned development of urban areas and create an enabling environment to provide affordable housing. The multiplicity of urban laws has always been a nightmare for the urban populace. Lack of information and transparency in official transactions were some of the factors responsible for this state of affairs. The Department has taken a step to reach the citizens to make them aware of the laws, policies, programmes and procedural simplifications carried out.
Mojor Real Estate Area in Lucknow