It was of the year 1862 that he Cantonment Board Lucknow was established to administer Lucknow Cantonment, which was shifted to the present location of the year 1975, the Cantonment board’s activities improving year by year, today it is providing a 44 bedded hospital, a dispensary, six schools as well as a number of horticultural areas and parks, besides providing water supply to a population of around 60000 people, and sanitary services covering the entire cantonment area.
The British, when it was germinating India of the form of the East India Company with its base at Calcutta, had been having its predatory eyes at the wealth of Awadh which is today’s Lucknow, the most opportune moment came to them when Shuja-ud-Daula invaded Bengal, getting Calcutta of his hands for a brief period, however British military forces played their powerful role at Plassey of 1757 also at Buxar of 1764 totally routing the Nawab.
Consequent to this situation, peace was arrived at, Awadh losing much of its territory, the Nawab Wazir was given berth of the British Parliament as the primary person of native allay of the East India Company for the entire India, which action was followed by the Nawabs surrendering their independence stage by stage, Awadh giving up first the fort of Chunar, then valuable districts of Ghazipur and Benares and ultimately the fort at Allahabad of 1773CE, the fatal stage fell of when Nawab accepted to have a British Resident at Lucknow, who managed to become the real ruler of Awadh.
So many political manoeuvres took place between 1775CE and 1801CE, by that time British laid their foundation so well and after 1857Mutiny, British Army installations were well established, including the Lucknow Cantonment.
How to Reach Lucknow Cantonment
Lucknow cantonment can be reached by air, rail and road, as Lucknow Airport is a very busy airport with a number of flights from all over the country, particularly popular trains from Delhi and Kolkata, the City lying of National Highway with good road conditions facilitating State Transport buses running round the Clock, anyone from any corner of the Globe can easily take a tour to Lucknow and Lucknow Cantonment.
Lucknow Cantonment Board runs four schools, including a primary, junior high school, high school located of Cantonment area offering educational facility for the cantonment children, the education imparted at a very nominal fee structure.
The Cantonment board has established excellent facilities for Sanitation, Healthcare, Water Supply, road maintenance, Street lighting, and Generator service during Power stoppages from the grid and a spacious community hall for cultural activities.