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
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.
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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.