Govindpur, Allahabad

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Also a place near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Govindpur is one of the oldest colonies established by Allahabad Development Authority back in 1981 at the bank of river Ganges.


The approximate area of the colony is 1.5 km2. It is situated on a plateau which protects it from the frequent floods of the river Ganges. It has three level of residential structures, EWS (economically weaker section), LIG (lower income group), MIG (middle income group) and HIG (higher income group)- representing a typical socio econimical class structure in India. It also comprises plots which gives it more elegant look.


It is very well connected by local transport with the rest of the city with indigenous developed vehicles called Vikram supported by limited bus service.


The oldest shop is that of Moti Yadav who sells sweets, samosas and tea. The main markets are Aashiyana market, Jeeshan market. Nearby localities are Chandpur, Salori, Bhulai ka Purwa, Chilla village, Shivpuri and Shivkuti. The best part of the place is at tikona park which houses LIG flats from 1 to 50. There is Uptron chowraha in Govindpur which is a local get together place for youngsters.There are two Durga Puja Parks here. Mamta Sweets is one of the sweet shop.