Kalyanpur, Uttar Pradesh

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Kalyanpur
Town
Kalyanpur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Kalyanpur
Kalyanpur
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°31′09″N 80°14′59″E / 26.519121°N 80.249805°E / 26.519121; 80.249805Coordinates: 26°31′09″N 80°14′59″E / 26.519121°N 80.249805°E / 26.519121; 80.249805
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Kanpur
Government
 • Body Kalyanpur Police Station
Population
 • Total 112,014
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English, Urdu & Awadhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 208017
Vehicle registration UP-78, UP-77
Nearest city Kanpur
Literacy 91%
Lok Sabha constituency Akbarpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kalyanpur(w), Kalyanpur(e), Kalyanpur – Rural
Civic agency Kalyanpur Police Station

Kalyanpur is a small town and railway station in Uttar Pradesh, India. Located about 15 km from Kanpur on the Grand Trunk Road towards Delhi, it is effectively a suburb of Kanpur. This town's post office is spelled Kalyanpur, while British records often use the variant spelling "Kullianpur".

History[edit]

During the Indian rebellion of 1857, Nana Sahib met rebel company soldiers at Kalyanpur.[citation needed] Soldiers were on their way to Delhi to meet Bahadur Shah II. After a one-day march, they camped at Kalyanpur on 7 June, where they met Nana Sahib and Azimullah, who convinced them to turn back and free Kanpur from the control of British India.

Once it was home to many of the rebellion's most prominent characters, including the Rani of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai. During the War of Indian Independence of 1857, the Mutineering Sepoys marched to Delhi to join the emperor.[1]

There were a few hours of stillness before the storm; the faithful sepoys were now employed in collecting and carting muskets, ammunition, etc., which had been left about in the native lines. The English officers drew a long breath of relief: the mutineers had doubtless gone off to Delhi. At present they had only gone as far as the treasury, when the Nana met them with an escort and many elephants, swore fidelity to the national cause, and distributed much of the silver among the four regiments. Then the sepoys broke open the gaol and let out a motley host of God-forsaken rascals, who set to work at once and burned and sacked every European house, making a bonfire of all the records in the court-house, civil and criminal alike. The mutineers had travelled on the Delhi road as far as Kullianpur when they were overtaken by the Nana, his two brothers, Bala and Baba Bhut, and Azimoolah.[2][3]

Location[edit]

After Indian Independence, this area became one of the most overcrowded areas of Kanpur.

Kalyanpur lies in North Kanpur and covers a large area, consisting of several large and smaller areas. The main areas are Indira Nagar, Avas Vikas Colonies, Navsheel Dham, Shivli Road, Bithoor Road, Guba Gardens, Mirzapur, Bara Sirohi and Kalyanpur proper. Avas Vikas Colonies and Navsheel Dham are new colonies and are moderately planned. The Kalyanpur proper consists of mostly single-storey houses.

Indira Nagar is situated 1.5 km north of Kalyanpur. Though the area has its own post office, it is considered a Kalyanpur suburb. A Buddha park built by Mayawati is located within Indira Nagar; it is the largest park in the whole city.

Kalyanpur has one railway station, one police station, one telephone exchange, five petrol pumps, four schools, and two colleges.

Micropolitan Area[edit]

The main areas in micro area are Indira Nagar, Avas Vikas Colonies, Navsheel Dham, Shivli road, Bithoor Road, Guba Gardens, Mirzapur, Bara Sirohi, Naramau, Binakyapur, Keshavpuram, Maswanpur, Kakadev, Kanpur University, Rawatpur, IIT Kanpur and Kalyanpur City. Avas Vikas Colonies and Navsheel Dham are new colonies and are moderately planned. The proper Kalyanpur area consists of mostly single storey houses situated in a congested manner.

The area of Indira Nagar is one of the cleanest and greenest areas of Kanpur. It is situates 1.5 km north of Kalyanpur. Though the area has its own post office it is considered as a part of the Kalyanpur suburb. Buddha Park built by Mayawati is located in Indira Nagar. It is the largest park in the city.

Educational Institutes[edit]

Kanpur University is located here. Kalianpur hosts several educational institutions including the National Sugar Institute and The Indian Institute of Pulses Research, whilst Kanpur Polytechnic and the famous technical institute IIT Kanpur campus are both situated nearby. A non-governmental association, Society for Tropical Plant Research is also working here, and serves the scientific community through its international scientific journal - Tropical Plant Research. Other schools include DPS Kalyanpur, Dr. V.S.E.C. Awadhpuri, Woodbine Gardenia School, Mantora Public School, etc.

Connectivity[edit]

The area has one of the largest vegetable markets in the city due its proximity to the rural areas and nearby districts of western Uttar Pradesh. The suburb lies on the historic Grand Trunk Road commonly known as G.T.Road towards Delhi which is situated 415 km away. The Kanpur-Kasganj-Aligarh-Bhiwani Railway line runs just parallel to the G.T.Road in Kalyanpur.

The suburb is well connected with rest of the city by road as well as railways. The industrial area of Panki lies 5 km south of Kalyanpur and is well connected with Kalyanpur.

The pilgrimage village of Bithoor, 12 km away, connects to the GT road here. Bithoor is connected with Kalyanpur with 2 roads. Formerly the Metre gauge line ran through Kalyanpur and was connected to Brahmavarta Station in Bithoor. But due to conversion of the metre gauge railway line to broad gauge line under Unigauge the railway route to Bithoor was subsequently closed and the Brahvarta station now remains deserted. The Indian Rail has decided to extend line from Mandhana Central-Safipur Junction via Brahmavart Station. There were vital demands from the public to restart the railway route connecting Kanpur Central railway station to Brahmavarta, Bithoor though the matter remains reserved. The Government is planning new townships in Kalyanpur suburb and many real estates are coming up in the suburb.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ George Otto Trevelyan (1865, reprint Harper 1992). Cawnpore. ISBN 81-7223-018-4.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "The Baldwin Project: Heroes of the Indian Mutiny by Edward Gilliat". mainlesson.com. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ Wilkinson-Latham, C.; Embleton, G. (1977). The Indian Mutiny. Osprey. p. 24. ISBN 9780850452594. Retrieved 2014-10-17.