As Kanpur completes 218 years, here are 7 things from the past & present that define our loved city!

While there is no way to comprehensively define the illustrious past and ambitious present of our much-loved city Kanpur, here are 7 things about it you must know!

An exemplary seat of history and heritage, the city of Kanpur has evolved from being an industrial and textile hub to a centre of multiple inventive developments in contemporary times. Declared as a city in 1803, Kanpur completed 218 years of its existence as a designated town in 2021. In this stretching timeline, the city witnessed a string of renovations, apart from blossoming trade and cultural progress, that helped it grow in an absolutely unequalled way! While there is no way to comprehensively define the illustrious past and ambitious present of our much-loved city Kanpur, here are 7 things about it you must know!

A tale of twenty-one names!

Ask a local dweller about what makes the city so famous and he will run out of numbers, acquainting you of all the acclaim! As difficult as it may be to decipher this count, what's actually interesting is that Kanpur travelled through a long list of 21 names before it got the final one. Founded by Raja Hindu Singh and named as 'Kanhapur', the attributes for the city changed through the Mughal and British rule. From Cawnpore in 1770 to Kanpur in 1948, the English twisted its name more than anyone else. Call it as you, you will definitely be enraptured by the essence of the city!

Endless industrial developments of erstwhile 'Manchester of the East'

Before the British rule took over, there was a time when 'Manchester of the East' was renowned all over the world for its remarkable industrial activity. Centres like Lal Imli, Myor Mill, Elgin Mill, Kanpur Cotton Mill and Atherton Mill managed to garner significant fame and recognition. While the city's industrial sector lost its old charm, the upcoming engineering, textile, leather, packaging and many other similar industries are propelling progress for Kanpur. In this regard, notable developments can be seen in Dadanagar, Fazalganj, Ruma, Kalpi Road, Jajmau, Chaubeypur, Panki and other regions.

Expanding connectivity through road, rail and air routes

What constitutes the backbone of trade and tourism for any city, is its connectivity with other regions. Working in this direction, the state and district authorities are committed to executing projects that can amplify the network of rail, roads and air travel for Kanpur. Besides multiple renovations witnessed at the city airport, the launch of new highways has only accentuated the linkage between Kanpur and other prominent locations in the state and the country. While NH-2 connects Kanpur to Delhi, Agra, Prayagraj and Kolkata, NH-25 creates a network linking the city to Lucknow, Jhansi and Shivpuri amongst others.

If you ask about the highlight, it surely has to be the redevelopment project of the Kanpur Railway Station. Read more about it by clicking here.

Mega Cluster Park to revive industry & manufacturing

India will soon have 7 mega Cluster Parks, one of which will come up in Kanpur. The proposal for the same has already been sent to the Department of Handicrafts. The project is expected to bring in new job opportunities for people in various departments, from stitching and designing to production work. With all these developments in the pipeline, Kanpur is on its path to becoming one of the most developed cities, soon.

A hub of prominent higher-educational institutes

​If you happen to be a science student in Kanpur, you're in luck for you stand surrounded by a universe of opportunities in your native city itself! Engineering, medicine or research studies, there's something that suits students of each field. From the prestigious IIT Kanpur and HBTI to the esteemed GSVM medical college, Kanpur houses abundant higher education places. Amongst all the institutions, IIT Kanpur has been blazing a trail when it comes to innovative initiatives. You can read about it here.

Kanpur Metro to renovate local transport in the city

All set to commissioned by January 2022, Kanpur Metro is one of the strongest developments witnessed in the city so far. With scaled-up construction and augmented projects, the rapid transit system would be welcomed by the city folks, easing local commute for them. An initiative of the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, Kanpur Metro would revamp local transport in the city, adding another feather of international standards to its cap of glory! If you are intrigued to know more about what's happening in Kanpur Metro, click here!

Diversified recreational landscape in the city

While Phoolbagh, Motijheel and JK Temple avowed city dwellers for a long time, Kanpur has witnessed umpteen projects in the past 20 years for refurbishing the recreational landscape of the city. Now, if you tour through the city looking for bustling leisure spots, the locations simply go endless with Rev Moti, Southex Mall, Z Square Mall, Kargil Park, Blue World Water Park and many others!

Wish to know about an interesting children's park coming up in Kanpur? If yes, click here!

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