Lucknow has been growing fast over last decade and has been a leading non-metro town when it comes to new developments. While infrastructural developments are happening across the city, the progress in Lucknow-Kanpur road area is quite rapid. And it is quite appropriate considering that this road connects the two most important cities of UP and it has the fastest growing airport east of Delhi airport. The metro connectivity to other parts of city from here ensures a quick and efficient transport system.
Till a few years back, Kanpur road area was not considered to be appropriate for luxury residences. The city was gravitating towards Gomti Nagar and further towards Raebareli road. Amausi airport had not received any expansion for years and connectivity from this area to rest of the places in the city could at best be described as patchy. The ongoing metro work was a nuisance and it was not easy to visualize the advantages of this network in future. But as Lucknow started growing and airfares in India started coming down, people took to air travel in droves. The airport was expanded and international flights were started. Just to understand it, let’s look at some of the statistics. The footfall at Amausi airport increased from 23 lacs in 2013-14 to 47 lacs in 2017-18. Also, as the metro started operations, people realized the efficient mode of transport it provided and suddenly this whole area near the airport was in focus. There is an ongoing project of an elevated road connecting Shaheed path to airport.
As the metro network keeps getting expanded, new infrastructure developments started taking place in the area. A new integrated terminal building at the airport was started with an outlay of roughly 1400 cr. And is progressing fast. The Lucknow- Kanpur highway was also upgraded and is now a congestion free road, further paving way for making driving smooth here. Another big infrastructure project that has been announced in this area in Sep’2020 is the setting up of India’s largest start-up incubator center opposite Amausi airport. This is planned to be a 2.5 lac sq ft facility which will be set up by Uttar Pradesh electronics corporation and probably be built and operated by Software Technology parks of India (STPI), a central government agency.
As expected, this area is witnessing a rush of private projects also as government projects are reaching their completion. There are new industries being set up and a number of residential projects are being launched. As Amausi airport expands and new integrated terminal starts operation, this area will also become a large transit center for travelers from across Uttar Pradesh. Considering that, a host of new hospitality projects are being developed in the area, which will improve the traction even further. Though most of the residential projects in the area are very small in their scope and are not well planned, the Paarth republic township is sure to meet the expectations of new age investors and renters. As a result, the prices are moving up in this community as rental yields are also expected to move north.