Lucknow: If the Central Government’s Ease of Living Report is to be understood then Lucknow is the best in terms of living in the state. The recently released report shows that the standard of living here has improved. In the report released in 2018, Lucknow had a nationwide ranking of 73. Now this ranking has improved to 26, which is the best in the state. The jump of 47 places is a sign of a massive change in the city.
The assessment was done on the parameters of economic capacity and quality of life apart from the development of the city. Quality of lives of citizens was also judged. The ranking was compared with the cities selected in other smart cities.
The report of Ease of Living 2020 was released by the Central Housing and Urban Planning. Municipal corporation officials have been quoted saying that apart from basic facilities like cleanliness, sewer, water supply, work was also done on urban traffic in the city. New flyovers have been built here since the arrival of the metro.
This made traffic easier. The cleanliness ranking of Lucknow has already improved due to better sanitation, public toilets.
The biggest benefit came from the fact that now the people of the city are also becoming aware.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, has been ranked second in the state at 27th position. This ranking of Lucknow and Varanasi is in the category of big cities. A ranking of 111 cities across the country has been released in the index.