Kanpur city is a hub of a lot of attractive historical places which draws tourists from all around the world to experience this city’s beauty. Kanpur Central railway station is a major gateway for these tourists as well as other people who visit Kanpur for various reasons ranging from earning their livelihood, work, to medical treatments, attaining higher education, etc. Kanpur Central railway station of Uttar Pradesh is one of the busiest stations of India. It is said to have India’s largest interlocking route. Connected to more than 580 stations directly, it has a footfall of around 3,50000 persons per day. It is located on Howrah-Delhi route which passes through Uttar Pradesh and more than 250 trains cross this station daily.
The current station was built in 1928 and was opened for public and goods transport in the year of 1930. Kanpur station was designed on the lines of Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station, although it is not exactly similar owing to the massive amount of money required to replicate the Lucknow station. Painted in red and white, station building seems nothing less than old north-Indian palaces with their signatures domes and pillars.
The station has 10 platforms and 19 tracks and operates under Indian Railways. More or less all the modern amenities and facilities are present in this station such as drinking water facilities, restrooms, food canteens, waiting area, footbridges, well-lit platforms and subways, electronic boards, large parking area etc.
Mamta Banerjee, the former railway Minister, added Kanpur station in a project which thrived in making Kanpur Central Railways as one of the 50 world-class rail stations. Renovations, redesigning and upgrading work is still going on in phases.
A lot of attractive places lies in close proximity of this station such as Phool Bag, Dashanan Mandir, Shri Radha Krishna temple etc. and the airport is just 2 km away.