Lucknow: Residents seek defence minister’s help for revamp of LDA houses
LUCKNOW: As part of his outreach programme in the city, Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured to renovate the Tilaknagar based housing society developed by Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) 40 years ago.
Residents of Tilaknagar, who largely hail from the Jatav community, claimed that the homes were now unsuitable to live in as they have developed cracks and walls were crumbling down.
After listening to grievances, the minister assured to get their demands fulfilled.
Meanwhile, Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak hailed Rajnath for his efforts to develop Lucknow’s infrastructure.
He said: “The construction of more than a dozen flyovers, modernization of Charbagh, Gomtinagar railway stations, modernization of airport, development of outer ring road is setting new dimensions of development in Lucknow, which was possible with the intervention of Rajnath Singh.”
“Earlier, it used to take 30 to 40 minutes to reach Aishbagh from Lal Kuan due to traffic jams, but today it takes only 5 minutes,” he added.
Former deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said: “Rajnath ji is accomplishing the idea of Pandit Deen Dayal by pushing the development of lower strata of people via various schemes.”
Jatav Samaj representative Gangaram Ambedkar expressed gratitude to the defence minister for his efforts.