During his term as Lucknow Mayor in 1993-96, Das brought about major changes in the city from removing illegal encroachments from LMC land to making shops at commercial places and renting them out to the unemployed. He also gifted Babu Banarasi Das (BBD) Community Centre named after his father to the locals of Sadar.
Late Das' contribution to Lucknow
Das was the Union minister of state for steel in UPA-I from 2006 to 2008 when he built BBD UP Badminton Academy in Gomtinagar which hosts international matches every year. Around the same time, the Akhilesh Das Cricket Stadium was built on BBD University campus, of which he was the founder and chairman as also of several BBD educational institutions with hundreds of students of dental science, engineering, management, pharmacy, etc. Besides being a prominent educationist, he promoted business and commerce in Lucknow as hotels and housing projects came up in Gomtinagar and Chinhat areas. He was a Mayor who gave Lucknow City Institutions, parks and modern stadiums.