Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday inaugurated the biggest mall of the LuLu Group International, the Lulu Mall, in Lucknow. He inspected the mall and its key attractions including the mega LuLu Hypermarket and the family entertainment zone Funtura. The Rs 2,000-crore project will generate 5,000 direct and 10,000 indirect jobs, say officials.
Lulu Group chairman Yusuffali MA, UP Legislative Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana, and former Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma were also present at the inaugural function. Lulu mall is part of the project announced at the mega investors’ summit organized in Lucknow in February 2018 in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated as the chief guest.
UAE-based billionaire Yussufali MA’s LuLu Group’s mall is said to be the largest mall in northern India. After inaugurating it, Adityanath took a round of the mall along with Yusuffali and saw its key attractions including the mega LuLu Hypermarket and the family entertainment zone Funtura.
Absolute honor to receive Shri. @narendramodi ji along with @myogiadityanath ji @rajnathsingh ji to Lulu pavilion & explain our various upcoming projects in #UttarPradesh during the #GroundBreakingCeremony3 in Lucknow @CMOfficeUP @InvestInUp @PMOIndia @UPGovt @navneetsehgal3 pic.twitter.com/UiYSCVC6Eu— Yusuffali M. A. (@Yusuffali_MA) June 4, 2022
With the launch, Lulu Group International now has five malls in the country. The other four are in Kochi, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Thrissur. Yusuffali M.A, chairman of Lulu Group said, “I met chief minister Yogi Adityanath Ji in 2018 and presented the details of the Lulu Lucknow. He instantly said that you start the work, the government will support (you). I would like to thank him and the Government of Uttar Pradesh for all the support.”
The Lulu Group is also coming up with shopping mall projects in Varanasi and Prayagraj, which is showcased during the groundbreaking ceremony held in Lucknow recently, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CM Yogi, and defense minister Rajnath Singh. Apart from retail projects, the Abu Dhabi-headquartered conglomerate has also announced a food processing hub that is under construction in Greater Noida with an investment of approximately Rs 500 crore.
Located at Amar Shaheed Path, Golf City, in Lucknow, the 2.2 million sq ft mall will be home to some of the biggest brands in India. Catering to the diverse taste of every visitor, the mall houses 15 fine-dining restaurants and cafes, and a massive food court with 25 brand outlets that have a capacity of seating 1,600 patrons. The Lulu Mall in Lucknow will also have a dedicated wedding shopping arena. An 11-screen PVR Superplex will be launched here later this year. It would include P[XL] and 4 DX screens, and premium LUXE auditoriums. The mall will come equipped with a dedicated multi-level parking facility for over 3,000 vehicles.
The chairman and managing director of Lulu Group, MA Yusuff Ali, has already announced an extensive expansion plan in all the major cities in India, including Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Delhi in a bid to further spread its footprints in the country.