Gomti Nagar

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Coordinates: 26°50′42″N 81°00′34″E / 26.8449°N 81.0095°E / 26.8449; 81.0095

Gomti Nagar
गोमती नगर
Greater Lucknow
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Lucknow
Elevation 123 m (404 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 600,000
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Gomti Nagar is an area in the North Indian city of Lucknow consisting of both residential and business settlements. It is one of the largest and upcoming areas of Lucknow.

Gomti Nagar has the population of over 500,000. It is a planned and organised settlement developed by Lucknow Development Authority (LDA). Gomti Nagar and Gomti Nagar Extension jointly is the largest well planned developed township of India. The expected population of the township in 2021 will be touching 1,300,000 mark.

It is home to high-end premium residential projects, malls, IT parks, commercial property, SEZs, plots, universities, business centers, multiplexes, clubs, banks, food courts, entertainment centers and financial institutions. The colonies in Gomti Nagar are based on a 'maximum open space' concept hence most of the plots/houses are park-facing.

Origin of name[edit]

It is situated on the banks of river Gomti, which flows through Lucknow, hence its name Gomti Nagar.

Economy[edit]

Tata Consultancy Services campus TCS Awadh Park in Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar

Gomti Nagar is now developing as the commercial and IT hub of mainland Lucknow. Till now the Central Lucknow consisting of Hazratganj, Vidhan Sabha Marg & Ashok Marg was the main commercial area.

Realty of Gomti Nagar is growing at the rate of 118%.[citation needed] It has the Software Technology Park, Reserve Bank of India Building, NABARD,Passport Office and many other important offices, gaming zones, indoor stadium and commercial centers.

It boasts of some important National and State level headquarters of SONY, Reliance Retail etc. It also has a developed industrial area with several factories and industrial units.

The Sahara City of the Sahara India Pariwar, including the residence of Mr. Subrata Roy, is also situated in Gomti Nagar.

Gomti Nagar is divided into

  • Gomti Nagar - Phase-I
  • Gomti Nagar - Phase - II &
  • Gomti Nagar Extension.

Whereas Phase-I & II have good occupancy rates, Gomti Nagar Extension is still under construction. Recently the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has ordered for a stay on construction in Gomti Nagar Extension till further orders. [1]

Gomti Nagar is divided into various sectors known as "Khands" and name of all "Khands" start with letter "V".

Lucknow's prime business establishments and offices are situated in Gomti Nagar. It has a five star hotel - Taj Residency and a four-star hotel, Comfort Inn.

Four shopping malls cum multiplexes like The Wave Mall, Fun Republic Mall, City Mall and Riverside Mall are situated in Gomti Nagar. Many more shopping malls are under construction.

A Mercedes-Benz showroom is also situated here. It is home to some of the most famous restaurants and eating joints such as Tundey Kababi, Dastarkhwan, Barbeque Nation, Cafe Coffee Day, McDonald's, Barista, Mainland China, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Royal Cafe, Aryans and many more.

Many important Government offices like the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), PICUP, Office of the CRPF, Custom Division, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), etc. are situated in Gomti Nagar.

Gomti Nagar has three big parks - Buddh Vihar, Janeshwar Mishra Park and Ram Manohar Lohia Park.

Marine Drive located on the banks of river Gomti is a crowd-puller during evenings. The musical fountain show organised every evening in a nearby park attracts people from all over the city.

Billions of money has been spent in constructing breath-taking architecture and beautiful roads due to which Gomti Nagar has now evolved as the favorite place to reside for the rich and the upper-middle class.

Companies[edit]

Sectors (known as Khands) of Gomti Nagar[edit]

  • Vardaan Khand
  • Vastu Khand
  • Vibhav Khand
  • Vibhor Khand
  • Vibhuti Khand
  • Vijay Khand(Ujariyaon)
  • Vijayant Khand
  • Vikalp Khand
  • Vikas Khand
  • Vikrant Khand
  • Vinamra Khand
  • Vinay Khand
  • Vineet Khand
  • Vipin Khand
  • Vipul Khand
  • Viram Khand
  • Viraj Khand
  • Virat Khand
  • Vishal Khand
  • Vishesh Khand
  • Vishwas Khand
  • Vivek Khand
  • Vyom Khand

Transport[edit]

Railways[edit]

Gomti Nagar Railway Station is a railway station which is situated on Barabanki-Lucknow Suburban Railway railway line. Many stations are covered by Lucknow-Kanpur Suburban Railway. It serves daily commuters. Some of the trains are operated from Barabanki city.

In 2013, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda declared that a paltry Rs three crore for its second phase development and upgradation of amenities at Gomtinagar station. The station will be developed into a terminal in the second phase.

Another railway station - Malhaur now falls within Gomti Nagar. The transportation is mainly road based. It is connected with the city through city bus, autorickshaw etc.

Metro[edit]

For the Gomti Nagar Metro link, the train coming from the airport terminal was to be diverted towards Gomti Nagar at the Indira Nagar trisection Polytechnic crossing along an elevated route. The planned stations were Indira Nagar Trisection, West End Mall [Waves Multiplex], Gomti Nagar and Patrakarpuram.

Air[edit]

Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Amausi is nearest airport and is directly connected by air with New Delhi, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Goa, Pune, Chennai. International destinations include Dubai, Muscat, Sharjah, Dammam, Jeddah.

Education[edit]

Gomti Nagar has some of the city's most important and prestigious professional institutes, colleges and schools.

Professional Institutes[edit]

Colleges[edit]

Schools[edit]

Sports[edit]

Cricket, football, badminton, golf and hockey are among the most popular sports in the city. The international-level Cricket Stadium and Cricket Academy project in Lucknow took a step forward & is under construction on very fast pace in Gomti Nagar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Express India". Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  2. ^ imrt
  3. ^ Official Website of The BNA

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