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|Indian Railway Station|
Indian Railways Logo
|Location||Cantt Side: Central Station Lane, Mirpur Cantt|
City Side: Ghantaghar Crossing
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
|Elevation||126.630 metres (415.45 ft)|
|Operated by||Indian Railways|
|Line(s)||Howrah-Delhi main line|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Zone(s)||North Central Railway|
|Electrified||1972 from Howrah |
5 August 1976 till New Delhi
|Previous names||Indian Branch Rly. Co. |
Coordinates: Kanpur Central (formerly known as Cawnpore North Barracks, station code: CNB) is a railway station located in the city of Kanpur and is one of the five central Indian railway stations. The station is a major intercity rail and commuter rail station in the region.
Current and future development
Kanpur Central has undergone a beautification and modernisation effort in recent years, especially following the inclusion of the station in the "50 World-Class Railway Stations" budget, which sought to modernise Indian railway stations, by former Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee. These efforts mainly include the improvement of services offered to customers and the redevelopment of existing features, such as the installation of a new platform surface at platform number one. The current phase of development is mainly focused on the cleaning up of the side of the station facing the city, with ₹15 million being budgeted to go towards the project. A food plaza is designated to be built on the second floor and two new car parks are also being proposed.
According to a NCR report the station needs at least 10 more platforms to support the ever-increasing passenger amount. At present, the re-modelling work is proceeding very slowly, but senior NCR officials are hopeful of keeping their promises.
A three-layer underground car park has been proposed as well as the installation of two escalators leading to the footbridges passing over the railway lines. By 2010 a new footbridge was constructed at the west end of the station.
- Indian Railways
- Lucknow-Kanpur Suburban Railway
- Cawnpore-Burhwal Railway
- Cawnpore-Barabanki Railway
- Kanpur Shatabdi
- Kanpur Bridge Left Bank
- Kanpur Allahabad Intercity
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