Despite drones, inspectors, Lucknow civic body's house tax collection dismal

Lucknow LMC's ambition to collect more than Rs 250 crore in-house tax this financial year has fallen flat on face with just two-and-half months left in hand and the corporation still managing about half of the collection target. Compared to the last year's total tax collection of about Rs 192 crore, LMC has been able to collect about Rs 125 crore till date. This is despite the fact that  View More

UP cabinet paves way for Metro in Agra, Kanpur and Meerut

Lucknow The state cabinet on January 17 approved the pending detailed project reports (DPRs) of Metro rail in Agra, Kanpur and Meerut. It also appointed Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) as the interim consultant to execute preliminary construction work of the priority section, depot, boundary walls etc., of these projects and issue related ten View More

UP has maximum 10 cities after Tamil Nadu in Smart Lucknow list

Lucknow UP is second behind Tamil Nadu (11 cities) to offer maximum number of cities to be revamped under the Smart City project. With three cities from UP appearing in the final list - Bareilly, Moradabad and Saharanpur- released by the Centre on January 19, the largest state of India has 10 cities selected in the project. Allahabad, Aligarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Jhansi, Varanasi, View More

Uttar Pradesh opts for Gujarat model of land acquisition

Lucknow Taking a leaf out of Gujarat model of land acquisition, the UP government is mulling the idea of 'land pooling' from individual land holders to execute its various ambitious housing and other developmental projects. The novel concept envisages government developing an individual land holding for higher evaluation and subsequently taking over part of it for its own projects. The r View More

LDA stops mutation for 19 LMC colonies

Lucknow Residents of 19 major localities of LDA will now have to approach LMC for mutation. LDA has issued an order announcing that it has stopped entertaining mutation requests of properties which are freehold and have been transferred to LMC. It has issued a list of 19 such colonies.LMC will handle mutation requests of all freehold properties of these colonies, while LDA View More

Rs 2,000 crore to add steam to Metro

Lucknow As Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) approaches its March 2019 completion deadline, it is expecting a large sum of money to flow in from the Budget this year. Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced that the Centre will aid Metro projects in the state. Going by last year's Budget, LMRC is expected to get around Rs 2,000 crore in this financial year. This could  View More