How to go Kanpur?
A ring road has been proposed for construction by the state
government for easing traffic woes within the city. It has been
decided that the arterial road would connect Panki Bhau Singh via
Sarsiya Ghat to Sarai Bhauti. Kanpur Metropolitan Bus Service is
also one of the cheapest mean of transportation for commuting within
the city. However, it is not planned to service most parts of the
city and only a few selected routes are facilitated.
Things however are set to change with the Central Government
providing the Kanpur city administration with 300 buses under JNNURM.
Central Government will bear 50% cost while State Government and
Nagar Nigam will bear 20% and 30% cost respectively.
Another very popular mode of transportation are the three wheeler
Tempos, like in any other city. As a measure to curb pollution
compress natural gas Tempos have been recently introduced. The
government is also considering a proposal to introduce metro railway
system in Kanpur as a part of its agenda to introduce metro rails in
cities with over one million people.
Kanpur Central (CNB) is
the largest railway station of North Central Railways
Served by Indian Railways, Kanpur is connected by trains to Delhi,
Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Indore,
Bhopal, Farrukhabad, Jabalpur, Srinagar, Jaipur, Gorakhpur, Gwalior,
Pune, Surat, Lucknow and Nagpur.
Kanpur has eleven railway stations with in its city limits: Kanpur
Central, Kanpur Anwarganj, Govindpuri (Kanpur South), Panki, Chakeri,
Chandari, Rawatpur, Kalianpur(Kalyanpur), Mandhana Jn., Kanpur
Bridge Left Bank and Kanpur SMU CBSA. There was one more station
called "Purana Kanpur" from first train ran in Northern India in
1859 however now it is defunct.
Kanpur Central is the main station of Kanpur and is the largest
station of North Central Railways. Kanpur Central lies as one of the
most important railway stations on Delhi-Howrah Trunk Line of Indian
Railways. The first Rajdhani Express of India ran via this station.
* Railway has announced Logistic Park in Kanpur and where Eastern
Corridor and Western Corridor.
* Kanpur Anwarganj will link with 17 new stations like Ghaziabad,
Mathura, Shikohabad, Farrukhabad etc. Now Kanpur anwarganj will
became the main railway route of Rajasthan and Eastern India.
Kanpur Metro project has been finalized. It is to be completed in
The city has several important National Highways criss-crossing
NH 2 Delhi » Mathura » Agra » Kanpur » Allahabad » Varanasi »
Mohania » Barhi » Palsit » Dankuni (near Kolkata) 2542
NH 25 Lucknow » Kanpur » Jhansi » Shivpuri 352
NH 86 Kanpur » Hamirpur » Chhatarpur » Sagar » Bhopal » Dewas 674
NH 91 Ghaziabad » Aligarh » Etah » Kannauj » Kanpur 405
The Inter State Bus Station (ISBT) of Kanpur officially named as the
"Shaheed Major Salman Khan Bus Station". It is locally known as the
"Jhakarkati Bus Station". It provides buses to all important cities
of Kanpur. The other are:-
* Chunniganj Depot
* Juhi aka Kidwai Nagar Depot
* Fazalganj Depot
* Rawatpur Depot
* Yashoda Nagar Depot
* Defence Colony Depot
* Jajmau Depot
Airways visit Domestic flight
Kanpur Airport is the only airport in the city of Kanpur and for
this region of Uttar Pradesh. Air India (formerly Indian Airlines)
is running a regular daily flight using a 48-seater ATR 42 Turboprop
between Kanpur and Delhi domestic terminal every Monday to Saturday.
Air traffic to other places in India is also yet to pick up pace
Trams were introduced in Kanpur in June 1907. The introductory
stocks were single coach in Kanpur like other Indian cities (Delhi,
Mumbai and Chennai), because the new mode of transport was
introduced experimentally. They were electric Traction Type. Tram
service closed at Kanpur in 16 May 1933.
There were 4 miles of track and 20 single-deck open trams. The
single line connected the railway station with Sirsaya Ghat on the
banks of the Ganges