Govindpuri railway station

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Govindpuri
Indian Railway station
Location Govind Nagar, Kanpur, India
Coordinates 26°27′14″N 80°18′49″E / 26.4538°N 80.3136°E / 26.4538; 80.3136Coordinates: 26°27′14″N 80°18′49″E / 26.4538°N 80.3136°E / 26.4538; 80.3136
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s)

New DelhiKanpurHowrah
KanpurJhansi

KanpurBanda
Platforms 2 (present)
Tracks 12
Construction
Structure type Railway station
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Station code GOY
Division(s) Allahabad
Fare zone North Central Railways
History
Electrified Year?
Previous names Indian Branch Railway Company
Northern Railway
Services
ATM

Govindpuri (Hindi:गोविंदपुरी) or Kanpur South is a railway station in Kanpur which caters 50,000 passengers to their destinations. It is second busiest railway station in Kanpur, after Kanpur Central.

Strictly speaking by definition, it is the JUNCTION where Jhansi/Banda line is separated from Delhi-Howrah Line; however, it is not granted JUNCTION status yet due to which it has two station codes, GOV and GOY.

Location[edit]

It is located near Govind Nagar locality in Kanpur South. A rail overbridge is also there (bearing the same name), which remains congested throughout the day.

History[edit]

Due to proximity to Juhi yard, the station was called Juhi till the 1970s.[1] Then as urban agglomeration in South Kanpur increased, the station was renamed Govindpuri due to proximity to Govind Nagar, a locality named and inaugurated by Govind Vallabh Pant.

Train No. Train Name Arrival Departure Days
11109 Jhs Lko Int Exp 10:01 10:03 Daily
11110 Lko Jhs Int Exp 18:46 18:48 Daily
11123 Bju Gwl Mail 13:59 14:00 Daily
11124 Gwl Bju Mail 17:58 18:00 Daily
13008 U A Toofan Exp 17:53 17:55 Daily
13008 U A Toofan Exp 17:53 17:55 Daily
13111 Lal Quila Exp 19:17 19:18 Daily
13112 Lal Quila Exp 06:28 06:30 Daily
15009 Chitrakut Exp 19:28 19:30 Daily
15010 Chitrakut Exp 07:33 07:35 Daily

Trains whose timings are not Known

  • Mahoba-Kanpur Passenger

Important trains with no stops

  • Shatabdi Exp.
  • Rajdhani Exp.
  • Duronto Exp.

Future development[edit]

However, in next two years, things will change it will become the first halt station in India which will directly turn into Terminal station. Kanpur South The new terminal will help decongest Kanpur Central which has got saturated as it caters over 350 trains. It is modelled same as Anand Vihar Terminal in Delhi.

The station is ongoing construction of new waiting room, new ticketing room, new platforms and overbridge. The Reservation Room has been constructed and now in use and older one will be dismantled. The new Platform No. 1 is also under construction which be longer and slightly before than earlier one leaving an extra loop line between Platform no. 1 and Platform no. 2. The older Platform No. 1 will be dismantled.

The width of Platform No. 2 and Platform No. 3 is also been increased.

There are plans to run some express and passengers trains from Govindpuri.

Trains towards Jhansi, Mahoba, Banda/Chitrakoot, Etawah and Tundla wil be managed by Kanpur South.[2] ≠≤≥

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