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The famous Lucknow, its railway station, late train and fun conversation

Hi everyone,

In this video I introduce you to my city Lucknow and its main railway station.
I had gone to the railway station to pick up my brother (Dawood) whose train was running late.

That’s when the idea to start recording what was in my mind came to my mind, it turned out to be decent plus me and my brother Usama had a great time, so I gave them a basic edit and it is here for your viewing pleasure.

Basic History Lesson:

On 23 April 1867, the 47 mile Lucknow-Kanpur section was opened for traffic. This became part of the Oudh Rohilkhand Railway. The present Lucknow division, in 1925 was part of East Indian Railway till 1952. It caters to the Rail transport requirement of the most populous state of the country, serving 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh, with a total route of 1,458.94 km (906.54 mi), through 194 stations.

Lucknow’s Charbagh Railway Station, till 1867, was a large orchard. The present Station building was constructed in 1926 with domes and minars of Saracan design, intended to harmonise with the architecture peculiar to the important historical buildings to the city which date to the days of the Nawabs of Oudh. The building constructed in red brick has a frontage of long verandahs adorned with Mughal arches. It is situated at Charbagh in the south of the city, hence the popular name. The words ‘Char Bagh’ refer to the four gardens which existed here earlier.

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