Gomti Nagar

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Gomti Nagar
گومتی نگر
गोमती नगर
Greater Lucknow
An upscale residential area in Gomti Nagar
An upscale residential area in Gomti Nagar
Gomti Nagar is located in Uttar Pradesh
Gomti Nagar
Gomti Nagar
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°50′42″N 81°00′34″E / 26.8449°N 81.0095°E / 26.8449; 81.0095Coordinates: 26°50′42″N 81°00′34″E / 26.8449°N 81.0095°E / 26.8449; 81.0095
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Lucknow
Elevation 123 m (404 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 600,000
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Urdu
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]

Lane near Marine Drive and Ambedkar Park
Marine Drive
Marine Drive

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, Passport Office, High Court and many other important offices, gaming zones, indoor stadiums and commercial centers.

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

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.

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

Bhimrao Ambedkar Park

Lucknow's prime business establishments and offices are situated in Gomti Nagar.

Leisure[edit]

Seven shopping malls cum multiplexes Wave Mall, Fun Republic Mall, City Mall, Singapore Mall, One Awadh Center, Platinum Mall and Riverside Mall are situated in Gomti Nagar.

It is home to some of the most famous restaurants, pubs, cafes and eating joints such as Dastarkhwan, Barbeque Nation, Cafe Coffee Day, McDonald's, Barista, Mainland China, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Royal Cafe, [1] Cocoberry, Moti Mahal Deluxe, Aryans, JJ Bakers, Mr. Brown, Neelkanth Sweets, Cappuccino Mini Blast, Percussion, Pind Balluchi, Metropolitan Club, Zero Degree, Spice Caves, Vintage Machine, Kareem's, Bati Chokha, The Urban Terrace and many more.

Patrakarpuram is the busiest market in Gomti Nagar. It is a major shopping and recreational hub and houses restaurants, cafes, shops and food-joints.

Gomti Nagar has three big parks - Ambedkar Park, Janeshwar Mishra Park and Ram Manohar Lohia Park. Janeshwar Mishra Park is the biggest park of Asia sprawling 376 acres of land.[1] It is home to a huge variety of plants and trees. It has the longest jogging and bicycle track in India. It has huge man-made water bodies with fountains. It also houses a real MIG-21 aircraft and a battle tank for public display. A 200 ft. high flag of India is another highlight of this park. The park is eco-friendly owing to its rain-water harvesting and solar electricity setups. A big part of it is open to public and the remaining work is expected to get completed by 2016. The Ambedkar park is a mammoth construction of marble, stones and fountains. It looks marvelous when lit up at night. Lohia Park is very popular among morning walkers and fitness addicts as it houses a professional jogging/racing track and a open-air gym. The park has been maintained immaculately. It boasts of lush greenery and clean water bodies.

Marine Drive/River Drive (unofficial name) 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. The construction of the Riverfront mega project is another highlight of this place. It is a 8 Km long project which includes walkways, cycle-tracks, benches, greenery, lighting and beautification of the river banks on both sides.

Gomti Nagar is home to many prominent and premium 5-Star and 4-Star Hotels like Taj Vivanta, Renaissance by Marriot, Fairfield by Marriot, Comfort Inn, Dayal Paradise, Hotel Lineage etc.

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]

An upscale residential area in Gomti Nagar
Beautiful roads near Marine Drive, Gomti Nagar
Sushant Golf City, Shaheed Path, Gomti Nagar Extension
  • Vardaan Khand
  • Vastu Khand
  • Vibhav Khand
  • Vibhor Khand
  • Vibhuti Khand
  • Vijay Khand
  • 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
  • Vinayak Khand
  • Vishwas Khand
  • Vivek Khand
  • Vyom Khand
  • Vikram 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.

The station will be developed into a terminal in the second phase. The government has planned to transform this station into one of the most beautiful and modern railway stations of India.

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 [Wave 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. It is home to Babu Banarasi Das Badminton Academy which is situated near Lohia Park. An international-level Cricket Stadium and a Cricket Academy project in Lucknow took a step forward & is under construction on very fast pace in Gomti Nagar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://m.timesofindia.com/city/lucknow/Development-of-theme-gardens-in-Janeshwar-Mishra-Park/articleshow/40614386.cms
  2. ^ imrt
  3. ^ Official Website of The BNA

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