Gomti River Front Development

  • Ex-Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Akhilesh Yadav, apprised the Ex-Minister for Irrigation, Shri Shivpal Singh Yadav of the need for overall development of the Gomti River, which was fast turning into a drain and expressed the desire of developing greenery on the banks of the Gomti River, as per International standards.
  • Ex-Minister for Irrigation and Water Resources, Shri Shivpal Singh Yadav and the Principal Secretary, Irrigation, Shri Deepak Singhal, visited Japan and studied the riverfront development, developed in Tokyo and Osaka cities and also gathered details about other riverfronts developed in other countries of the world. They, then directed the Irrigation and Water Resources Department to rejuvenate the Gomti River, the lifeline of Lucknow, and to develop a world-class riverfront on its banks. The development of Gomti River works was assigned to the Irrigation and Water Resources Department, U.P.
  • The Irrigation and Water Resources Department took up the challenging responsibility of giving an international look to the Gomti River, on the historic initiative of the Hon’ble Chief Minister and the firm commitment and able guidance of the Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation and Water Resources.



  • To execute the vision of the Hon’ble Chief Minister and Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation and Water Resources into reality, the Irrigation and Water Resources Department, U.P. prepared the project in record time of one month and got approved by the Government.
  • To ensure uninterrupted water into the Gomti River, the Mahdoiya and Ataria escapes of the Sharda Canal System were rejuvenated and connected with the Gomti River.
  • For the first time in the country, a temporary earthern dam was built across a running river, its normal flow was diverted through a channel, the barrage gates were opened and the river was successfully cleaned with the use of modern machines.
  • A weir across the river built during the British period got visible in the river and the present-day generation saw it for the first time.
  • Under this Project, the following works are proposed:-
    • De-silting of the river from Harding Bridge to Gomti Weir.
    • Channelization of Gomti River by constructing Diaphragm Wall from Harding Bridge to Gomti Wier.
    • Works of Beautification and development of a green belt along both sides of the Gomti River.
    • Proper illumination of all the structures including barrage, bridges and along both banks in the proposed part of the Gomti River.
  • With the objective of developing a water body downstream of the barrage up to Gomti Weir.