Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav yesterday moved one step ahead in one of his development work for the state by dedicating beautifully renovated Gomti riverfront project to the people of Lucknowites.
Akhilesh inaugurated the Rs 1,500-crore Gomti riverfront development project and Gaus Mohammad Stadium in the state capital Lucknow developed on the bank of river Gomti.
While inaugurating the project he congratulated officials and engineers of the Irrigation Department for completing it within the time frame of two years.
He said that the project also includes water transport within the city that will linked old city area with the new Lucknow.
Apart from this the stadium for cricket and football developed along with the Gomti riverfront development project near the famous La Martiniere College is named after ace lawn tennis player Gaus Mohammad, the first Indian to make it to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon championship.
The project includes, a diaphragm (dome-shaped muscular partition) wall has been made on both banks of the Gomti river to channel its waterflow. The land between the waterway and the embankment has been developed for public use, like tracks for cycling, jogging and walking, apart from play area for children.
For public conveniences the riverfront has facilities like toilets, potable water taps and parking spaces have been provided at every 500 metres.
The government has given additional facility to the people of Lucknow to commute on the waterway through a water bus, which will start plying from next month.
A beautiful lake has been developed along with installation of a musical fountain, apart from this an area reserved for doing yoga, a ground for weddings, and an amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 2,000.
The project has some more attraction like illuminated light along with RBG lights have been installed at almost all the Bridge like Hardinge, Gomti barrage and Lohia Bridge, besides coloured lights at the Gandhi Bridge.