Indira Nagar, Lucknow

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Indira Nagar
इंदिरा नगर
Indira Nagar Colony
– Neighbourhood –
Indira Nagar is located in Uttar Pradesh
Indira Nagar
Indira Nagar
Location in Lucknow, India
Coordinates: 26°53′00″N 80°59′00″E / 26.8833°N 80.9833°E / 26.8833; 80.9833Coordinates: 26°53′00″N 80°59′00″E / 26.8833°N 80.9833°E / 26.8833; 80.9833
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
Metro Lucknow
Languages
 • Spoken Hindi, English, Magadhi, Bengali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 226016
Planning agency Awas Vikas
Civic agency Lucknow Municipal Corporation
Website lucknow.nic.in

Indira Nagar (Hindi: इंदिरा नगर )(Urdu: اندرا نگر‎) is a residential area in Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was developed by the U.P. Housing Board (Awas Vikas) and is the largest colony in Asia.[1]

History[edit]

Indira Nagar (originally named as Ram Sagar Mishra Nagar) was a colony originally planned to have four blocks. It expanded to encompass 25 blocks. Surrounding villages merged with the colony during the expansion.

Blocks and markets[edit]

Bhootnath (B-Block) is the main market. Other markets are the group of Lekhraj Market Complexes, Amrapali Market, Sahara Shopping Centre, Meena Market (A-Block), Shivaji Market, Nagina Plaza, Hanuman Mandir Market (C-Block), and Munshi Pulia (D-Block). Bank branches, guest houses, banquet halls, hospitals, chemists, restaurants and construction material shops are there. Schools, government offices and utilities are there. It was once the biggest residential settlement planned in India.

Parks[edit]

Aurobindo and Swarn Jayanti parks, developed by Avas Vikas, are two of the most well-known.

Roads[edit]

The roads are laid out in a grid. The whole colony is served by auto-rickshaws. Another popular medium are manual rickshaws.

Schools[edit]

Most of the schools in Indira Nagar are operating within localities. Some of them are:

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