On 7th September , I got one call regarding a freelance web design work in Lucknow. Client requested me to meet him in Lucknow on 14th September ,  I booked my tickets in 13484 Farakka Express. Delhi to Lucknow in reasonably good weather is very comfortably doable in about 9 hours by road ( personal experience ).

When I got off the overnight train 13484 Farakka Express  that brought me to Lucknow from Old Delhi at 7.30 am that September morning, I felt like I was in a familiar place . Railway station was water logged due to heavy rains.for a few cities, the railway station is as iconic, as the city’s famed monuments. Lucknow is one of these few cities.

Platform was wet due to water seeping from roof.Since I had only one day in Lucknow, I packed in as much as I could by playing tourist and visiting some of its more famous sights. I tried to book Ola Cab from Charbagh to Mahatma Gandhi  Road , But driver initiated cancellation , I know the reason. A huge jam and water logging near charbagh . Also road was partially closed near burlington chauraha . So i started walking from charbagh to Mahatma Gandhi road .I followed the route

route

When it comes to Lucknow, so far from being the truth that nothing could be less true.. Wherever i looked – there were crowds , and more crowds. Milling about. In all possible directions. Chaos reigned. Like every other city in India. Well Lucknow metro construction is going in full swing . I hope in December we can see Lucknow metro trails.

As weather was not so good due to humid after rain , I preferred to wait in railway waiting room.  In evening at 7.30 pm , I boarded 13483  Malda – Delhi Faraka Express . and returned to Delhi.

Some random pics 

Water seeping Platform Number 4 Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station

Water seeping Platform Number 4 Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station

Station road

Station road . See the congestion due to metro rail work.

Charbagh railway station ,Foundation stone laid in 1925 . Water logging is visible .

Charbagh railway station ,Foundation stone laid in 1925 . Water logging is visible .

Auto wallas demanded Rs 160- 350 for 5 km distance , They thought that i am tourist , When i speak in awadhi ( dialect spoken in Allahabad ) They asked Rs 70-90  ( which is at par with Delhi auto fares) . But then i decided to walk , As weather was good ,with  no sunlight , slow showers  and less humidity.

Pros of Lucknow –

Excellent city . One of the best friend  ( Internet friend ) Lives here,  Wide roads , Metro construction on the way

Helpful police, Specially Lucknow Traffic police is very helpful . The Constable Sir Who was posted at 5D, Vikramaditya Marg Chauraha . He guided me to the exact location of UPAVP . The google map was showing wrong location .

Lucknow is well connected with capital of the country and major cities .

After meeting with client , I bagged the project and Now working on it.

 Freelancing Opportunities  – In Lucknow , You can approach real estate brokers , Tutors , Tee shirt manufactures for freelance  work. In lucknow you can get project worth INR 6000 – 30000 depending upon work and financial behavior of the client.

I have some leads , If you are based in Lucknow , Looking for freelance work , You can contact me via contact page.