Lucknow Charbagh railway station
|Location||Charbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Elevation||123.500 metres (405.18 ft)|
|Owned by||Government Of India|
|Operated by||Indian Railways|
|Platforms||9 (Lucknow Charbagh) + 6 (Lucknow Junction)|
|Structure type||Standard on-ground station|
|Architect||J. H. Hornimen|
|Fare zone||Northern Railway zone|
|Opened||March 21, 1914|
|Previous names||Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway / East Indian Railway Company|
Lucknow Charbagh (officially Lucknow NR, station code: LKO) was one of the three main railway stations of Lucknow city for broad-gauge trains, the other ones being Lucknow Junction and Lucknow City. In 19th century, the next important station in the north after Delhi was Lucknow. It was the headquarters of the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway (O&RR) whose first line from Lucknow to Kanpur was built in April 1867.
Now known as Lucknow Charbagh station, it was part of Northern Railway.
Built at a price of ₹ 70 lakhs, which now values as 2 million Dollars or 14 crore INR In 2021; Lucknow Charbagh was designed by J. H. Horniman. The foundation of the railway station was placed in March 1914. The building was completed in 1923.[verification needed] A major role in its design and planning was carried out by Chaubey Mukta Prasad, a consulting engineer for Ms Lanebrown and Hulett.[verification needed] It had a large garden in front of the building. It incorporated the mix of Rajput, Awadhi and Mughal architecture and had a palatial appearance.[verification needed] Architecturally, it was considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in India. The Government Railway Police station at Lucknow Charbagh held an ISO 9001 certificate.
- "India's best railway stations". Rediff. 14 March 2012.
- "Lucknow police station gets ISO-9001 certification". Yahoo! News India. IANS. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
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