Kanpur city Transportation

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Kanpur city is always on the move with a wide range of vehicles available for transportation. National Highway-2 or Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) runs through the city facilitating connectivity with nearby cities. The railway line from Kanpur to Mathura runs parallel to the GT road with Kalyanpur and Rawatpur stations as halting points in the city apart from 'Kanpur Central'- the central railway station.


Modes of Transport


Right outside the campus, one can find shared public tempos, autos or rickshaws to travel to any destination. One could also get a full tempo booked in case travelling in a large group. Direct tempos to the central railway station facilitate movement during beginning and end of recess. One can be assured to find a tempo round the clock at major areas including the central station and campus gate.


Regular institute's bus service is available from the campus to the city and back. The exact details with routes and timings are here. Government and private buses can also be found running on the streets during the day.


OLA cabs' service on the call is available for easy and comfortable travel. One can avail the general taxi service too from major halts spread across the city.

Future Improvements

Metro Rail Project

Kanpur city may soon get the Metro Rail facility. Proposal has been initiated and the feasibility study of the project is ongoing by RITES. The project is likely to be completed around 2020 (phase 1), if started in 2016. This would be a boon to the city as the traffic chaos on the GT road would reduce considerably. The proposed rail routes[1] for metro lines spans all major locations of the city. Two lines have been proposed currently-

  • Corridor 1 : 25km long, from IIT Kalyanpur- Rawatpur, Mall Road, Phoolbagh, Kanpur Central Station, bus terminal of Jhakarkati- Kidwai Nagar - via Transport Nagar crossing- to Naubasta.
  • Corridor 2 : 10km long, from Chandrashekhar Azad Agricultural University via GSVM Government Medical College- via Govind Nagar Road- Fazalganj Chouraha to Vijay Nagar crossing to Barra 7 via Barra Road.


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