Lucknow: Seven-storey housing society for elderly in Gomtinagar soon

October 5, 2023

LUCKNOW: Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has decided to construct a seven-storey apartment exclusively for senior citizens in Gomtinagar‘s Viraj Khand.

The authority on Wednesday announced that it will cancel the allotment of 9,000 square metres of land given to the railways and create a residential space for senior citizens there.

“The proposal was passed during the 179th board meeting of the LDA. Studio flats of 500 to 600 square feet will be developed on the land,” said divisional commissioner and chairperson of LDA Roshan Jacob.

The LDA will design these flats keeping in mind the needs and limitations of senior citizens. Each flat will have a modest expanse of about 600 square feet but will have proper arrangements for cross ventilation. The design will also factor in the fact that people post 60 years of age have minimum engagement and thus are prone to depression. Thereby, flats will have spacious balconies and bathrooms.

These flats will be allotted on a lease to the person above 60 years of age and living away from their families. Besides, these flats will only be transferable to the person complying with age criteria.

“Senior citizens tend to live a minimalist life but that is more connected with nature. We will create flats in a way that they have bigger balconies where they can spend time leisurely, enjoying evening teas or sunbathing during winters. Besides, the campus will have adequate arrangements for meditation centres, yoga room, and gymnasium, among others,” said LDA vice-chairperson Indramani Tripathi.

These apartments will also factor in the senior citizens’ need for immediate medical treatment. “We will ensure that an ambulance service is present round the clock,” Tripathi added.

  • Published On Oct 5, 2023 at 04:00 PM IST

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