Some parts of the clock are made of gunmetal and its components were imported from London. Its principal wheel is one and half inche thick and has a diameter of 2 ft. which probably makes it larger than the Westminster clock. Dial of the clock is designed in the shape of a 12 petaled flower and bells around it. It is an splendid and must-see Tower. The gigantic Clock 's design, concept and creation was of James William Benson - the royal clock maker in England who made clocks for the queen of England. It is said that this Clock Tower is tallest in India. Have a look at the Swan Bird at the very top which could be a weather-vane and gave the direction of the wind.
You may also like to visit the Kudia Ghat (river bank of Gomti) -which is surrounded by gardens and stone- raised platforms with statues of Gomti. You may also like to see some old temples here. It appears that Clock Tower is an completion of the wish of NawabSituated near the Roomi Darwaja, it is quite visible from the main road. The nearby place of tourist importance are Hussainabad Picture Gallery, Satkhanda and Chhota Imambara complex buildings. Ali Shah of Lucknow who started constructing Satkhanda and could not complete it due to his death. Satkhanda has only 4 stories completed.
The Clock was not functioning since 1984. Due to efforts made by local administration, all the clocks started functioning and very soon bell sound can be heard by the people in Lucknow. Initially a single clock was got operative only on 28 October 2010. Stairs to the clock have also been repaired.