In a concerted effort to rejuvenate Lucknow’s rich cultural heritage and promote tourism, key authorities, including the district administration, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), have united to conduct an extensive survey of the city’s prominent heritage sites. These sites encompass the illustrious Bada Imambara, the enchanting Chhota Imambara, the tomb of Shahadat Ali Khan, and the iconic Rumi Darwaza.
Subsequent to the survey, a meticulously crafted master plan will be formulated to revamp the Bada Imambara. Among the significant changes on the horizon is the removal of the towering high mast within the Bada Imambara premises. Additionally, a colour scheme will be chosen for shops both within and outside the heritage zone, with the aim of attracting a growing number of tourists to the region.
A crucial meeting, presided over by Divisional Commissioner Roshan Jacob, was convened to review the progress of installing façade lighting in major city buildings within the Heritage Zone. Commissioner Jacob, leading the discussions, instructed officials to conduct a collaborative inspection of Bada Imambara, Chhota Imambara, Shahadat Ali Khan’s Tomb, and Rumi Darwaza. She also mandated the preparation of a dedicated master plan for the Bada Imambara.
In an effort to enhance the allure of Ghantaghar and Chhota Imambara, officials have been tasked with swiftly formulating a plan for the installation of façade lighting in the shops in these areas. To determine the colour palette for these shops, the opinions and suggestions of local residents will be actively sought. The authorities are committed to involving the community in the development process surrounding these historic buildings.
Divisional Commissioner Jacob also directed officials to embark on the renovation and modernisation of Globe Park. The project will encompass the installation of contemporary benches, lighting fixtures, and other amenities.