Kanpur Central railway station

station, Kanpur, 208001
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Kanpur Central is one of five "Central" railway stations in India. It is the busiest railway station in India in terms of frequency of trains. Around 230 trains passes through the station daily. It is a major intercity rail and commuter rail station in the city of Kanpur, and is situated on the Howrah - Delhi broad gauge route passing through Uttar Pradesh. It also holds the record for the largest interlocking route system in the world. It is the busiest station of the North Central Railways, recording traffic of more than 150,000 passengers. After determining the railway stations that need to be world-class, former Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee included Kanpur Central in her list. She included funding for this work in her "50 World-Class Railway Stations" budget. A phased revamping has begun.Though the re-modelling of Kanpur Central Station began a long time ago, it is being done gradually in phases. At present, the re-modelling work is proceeding very slowly, but senior NCR officials are hopeful of keeping their promise of providing a new, improved look to Kanpur Central in the near future.The present station was built in 1928, though the imposing building was completed in 1930. The building's construction is inspired by Lucknow's magnificent Lucknow Charbagh railway station building which was built by the British in 1914; however, it could not be constructed identically to Charbagh because it would have been enormously expensive.Major features FootbridgesThere are two footbridges over the tracks, Howrah Bridge and Delhi Bridge, and the station has one underpass route connecting all of the railway platforms. Escalators to the foot over-bridges are operational in Kanpur Central. Improvement in the lighting WorkMassive improvements in the station's lighting has been undertaken. More lighting has been provided in the subway which connects different platforms. As well, tube lights in the subway have been connected with inverters to ensure that there is power at peak times. This will also help ensure passengers' safety when they use the subway to reach a particular platform. New LED neon sign boards with the station's name embedded on it are being procured and will soon be installed on both sides of the railway station. A proposal has been sent to provide facade lighting in order to give the station building a beautiful appearance during the night hours.

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