LAW AND ORDER
In 2021, Lucknow’s cyber cell got its new office with high-tech tools that enabled it to improve investigations and track down criminals. Previously, the cell had to depend on the policies of social media sites to search for transformed photographs and videos, which took several days. Now Lucknow Police has software that helps them improve videos, photos and even blurry images in minutes and trace their origin. The cell also has tools to extract deleted mobile data from phones and hard drive forensic tools to extract deleted data from laptops and computers.
The traffic police made 97 intersections functional with live surveillance as part of the smart city project. It has also installed detection systems on 15 main roads to detect two-wheeler drivers driving without a helmet. Likewise, detection systems to control triple-riding were installed in 15 lanes and speeding detection in four locations.
Safety of women and children
Women and children can now file cyberbullying and harassment complaints online with the click of a mouse. A new website (www.wcso.in) has been launched by the police at WPL 1090 for this purpose. The website is hosted by the Women and Children’s Safety Organization (WCSO) located at Women Powerline 1090 head office. In addition, 83 pink police stations have been set up at level crossings and in important localities. to fight against street harassment against women and girls.
The addition of 75 beds, including 15 with ventilators and 10 high dependency beds, in the KGMU pediatric ward has been a great relief for children with health problems. The university also has a special clinic for children with metabolic bone diseases like rickets, bone cancer, cerebral palsy or clubfoot. New machines have been installed for the treatment of advanced cases of retinopathy caused by diabetes. A new OPD and pathology room has been created at Queen Mary’s Hospital and a CO2 incubator for the oral pathology department.
The Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) implanted the first PU intrathecal delivery system in a 55-year-old man with bone cancer. In this system, small amounts of pain relievers (pain relievers) are injected directly into the spinal cord at regular intervals through a pump and catheter. The institute has also started an incompatible ABO (incompatible blood group) kidney transplant. In addition, three super-specialized clinics have been opened for patients with breast problems, ostomy and anorectal problems.
For patients with liver problems, an advanced hepatology center has been established at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) with liver transplant facilities, an albumin department, advanced liver endoscopy and a hepatic hemodynamics laboratory. The center also conducts research in hepatology and liver generation therapy, in addition to providing stool banking, metabolomic analysis and fecal transplantation facilities. The institute also performed the UP robotic kidney transplant.
Kalyan Singh Cancer Institute
The Kalyan Singh Cancer Institute and Hospital in Chak Gajaria has added 100 beds and two operating theaters, paving the way for comprehensive cancer treatment under one roof.
Balrampur Hospital opened a gastroenterology unit this year to help poor patients get cost-effective treatment. The SPM civilian hospital has also opened a six-bed pediatric intensive care unit.
The two overflights that took place this year have relieved thousands of commuters traveling daily in the most congested areas of the city. The first at Tedhi Pulia provided smooth driving for over 45,000 commuters crisscrossing daily from Jankipuram and Jankipuram Extension to Munshi Pulia, Polytechnic, Khurramnagar, Rahim Nagar and Faizabad Road. Built at a cost of Rs 96 crore, the flyover was constructed using single-pillar technology. Another flyby to Chowk was a boon for old town commuters like Rajajipuram, Chowk, Aishbagh and Victoria Street. Built at a cost of Rs 142 crore, the flyby cut the journey time from Victoria Street to KGMU from 25 minutes to just 10 minutes.
Part of the 94 km bypass under construction, the first phase of the project, “Kisan Path”, was completed this year. Built at a cost of Rs 280 crore, the 11 km stretch connects Sultanpur Road to Faizabad Road, serving more than 25,000 commuters daily. Construction on Kisan Path began in 2017 and was due to be completed by 2020. However, work has been delayed due to the pandemic.
Waste management has improved significantly compared to previous years. This was noted by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA) during the Swachh Bharat survey, 2021. Lucknow was awarded three stars in the waste-free city (GFC) subcategory, this which means over 70% of waste. daily produced in the city is phased out on the same day.
The Swachh Bharat classification is preserved
The Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) managed to maintain its 12th place in the Swachh Bharat survey this year. The city also received the “Best State Capital” award in the Citizen Comment category for receiving maximum population participation compared to 46 other Indian cities with population 10 lakh or more.
Six escalators and three elevators have been installed at Charbagh station, which has been a great relief for the elderly and the disabled.
In addition, the floors of platforms six and seven have been improved with separate toilets for women, men and people with disabilities. At least 65 CCTV cameras have been installed to reinforce security devices. The platform at Utrethia station has been extended.
The Lucknow junction under NER at Charbagh was awarded five stars for environmental performance, while the Badshahnagar station was awarded four stars. Bakshi Ka Talab Station has been notified for car handling and cargo loading and will soon be expanded as a car terminal. In addition, the Pushpak Superfast Express rake has been converted from ICF coaches to modern LHB coaches with the added feature of three-level AC economy class. An oxygen generating plant with a capacity of 500 liters per minute has been installed at the Badshahnagar Divisional Railway Hospital. The factory can supply oxygen to the 82 beds in this hospital through pipelines.
Lucknow University has become the first higher education institution in the country to implement the curriculum prescribed in the National Education Policy (NEP 2020). It also made its debut in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The university has also requested reassessment from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which has been on hold since 2018. Although there has been criticism as a few colleges associated with the LU do not have enough infrastructure and teachers to implement the NEP, the university authorities assured that all issues will be addressed soon. The recruitment of around 200 vacant teaching posts at LU has also started and is currently underway.
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) brought cheers as it ranked 65th in the list of Top 100 Universities. Two medical education institutions placed in the top 10 in their category, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) took fifth place while King George’s Medical University (KGMU) was ninth. The KGMU dental faculty was in fifth place. IIM-Lucknow in its category was ranked seventh while Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU) ranked 15th in the legal education category.
At least 32 scientists from Lucknow were among the top 2% of Indian scientists in the global database created by the American University of Stanford. These scientists work in the fields of chemistry, nanoscience, mechanical engineering, materials science, bioinformatics, automation, energy, geology and environmental engineering. The list included 13 scientists from SGPGIMS, eight from CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, six from KGMU, three from the University of Lucknow and two from the National Botanical Research Institute.