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Naini Industrial Area
New Yamuna Bridge connecting Naini to Prayagraj across Yamuna river
New Yamuna Bridge connecting Naini to Prayagraj across Yamuna river
Neighborhood Of Prayagraj
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionPrayagraj division
DistrictPrayagraj district
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-70

Naini (also known as Naini Industrial Area)[1] is a satellite neighborhood and a twin city of Prayagraj in Prayagraj district, Uttar Pradesh, India.[2] By the 1950s Naini was established as the chief industrial area of the city.[3]


Naini had a prison, Naini Central Prison, where many, including Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India—were imprisoned during the Indian independence movement. The first official Airmail flight in the world arrived in Naini from Prayagraj. Henri Pequet carried 6,500 letters a distance of 13 km. This was the first commercial civil aviation flight in India.[4]


Naini is located on the banks of River Yamuna, opposite Prayagraj City. To the north, across the Ganges, is Jhunsi, which is a part of Prayagraj itself. There are no direct paths or roadways between Jhusi and Naini.


Naini developed into major industrial centre. Some of the notable industries in Naini include Alstom, ITI Limited, Bharat Pumps & Compressors (headquarters), Areva, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Food Corporation of India (FCI). Industrial development in Naini is increasing as the Government of India has approved Allahabad-Naini-Bara Investment Zone (3000 hectares) which is to be funded by the World Bank.[5]



Institutes, Schools and Colleges[edit]

  • ST.Joseph`s School Naini, Prayagraj
  • Digital Sahara, Digital marketing and IT Solutions, Naini, Prayagraj
  • Ethel Higginbottom School and College
  • Maharishi Vidya Mandir Sr. Secondary School, Prayagraj
  • Delhi Public School, Devrakh, Naini, Prayagraj
  • Suman Vidya Niketan, Inter College, Naini, Prayagraj
  • Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University
  • United College of Engineering and Research
  • Nand Kishore Singh Degree College, Dhanuha, Chaka, Naini,Prayagraj
  • Saint John's Academy, Mirzapur Road, Allahabad
  • Apex College of Education, Naini, Prayagraj
  • Madhav Gyan Kendra Inter College Kharkauni, Naini, Prayagraj
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya ITI Naini, Prayagraj
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya COD Naini, Prayagraj
  • Laurels International School, Naini
  • Semstar Global School, Naini
  • Amar public School, Naini
  • Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna PG College, Naini, Prayagraj
  • Ranjit Pandit Inter College, Naini, Prayagraj


Naini Railway Junction Station nameplate.

Naini is connected to Prayagraj via two bridges over the river Yamuna. The older one, Old Naini Bridge built in 1927, is a two lane bridge. The new one, New Yamuna Bridge was completed in 2004. NH-27 joins the Naini to Rewa through Ghoorpur.

Tempos, Bus and autos are the main mode of travel in Naini-Prayagraj.[citation needed] This route doesn't have a very frequent local bus service, but recently, UPSRTC has launched the city bus services, making easier the public transportation from Naini to other nearby places, including heart of the city.

Apart from Naini Railway, Cheoki station is also used, but mainly it is used for transporting goods. However, in recent times, Cheoki railway station has started to become more important as many of the trains are getting their schedule changed where in it is replacing Prayagraj Junction itself.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Govt team to inspect Naini roads". The Times of India. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "10 Twin Towns and Sister Cities of Indian States". walkthroughindia.com. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Call for revival of Naini industrial area". The Times of India. 27 December 2013. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014.
  4. ^ 100 Years of Civil Aviation in India - Milestones. Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 25 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Industrial units in Allahabad" (PDF). U.P Pollution Control Board. Retrieved 4 August 2012.