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Facts About Transport and Communication in UP

The state’s cities and towns are connected by a huge network of roads, including a number of national highways, and railways. Chief cities in Uttar Pradesh are connected by air to Delhi and other large cities of India. The three inland waterways of the Ganges, Yamuna, and Ghaghara rivers also are an integral part of the state’s transportation system. The state of Uttar Pradesh has a very sound communication network system connecting remote areas and all portions of the State.

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In this article, we are looking at the various important facts about Transport & Communication in Uttar Pradesh. All the facts are very important for the upcoming exams in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Transport & Communication in UP: Key Facts

  • Establishment of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation – 1972
  • Establishment of Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation – 1973
  • World’s longest railway platform – Gorakhpur
  • State’s longest Highway – NH– 2 (Grand Trunk Road)
  • The first train in the state was run in March 1859. – Prayagraj to Kanpur
  • The first air postal service started in India – Between Allahabad (Prayagraj) to Naini
  • Formation of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority – 2001
  • State’s position in the country in terms of length of National Highways – Second (Maharashtra is in the first position with a total length of approximately 18,000 km)
  • Uttar Pradesh State Highways Authority constituted – 2004
  • Country’s longest greenfield (controlled access) expressway – Agra-Lucknow Expressway (302 km.)
  • Formation of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited – 2013
  • Lucknow Metro launches commercial operations – on 5th September 2017
  • Railway Safety Commission, Headquarters – Lucknow
  • Total Rail Network in the State – 9167 km. (first in the country)
  • Bus transport services in the state of U.P. began on 15th May 1947 – Lucknow to Barabanki
  • Approximate Length of Purvanchal Expressway – 340.82 Kms.
  • Lucknow Doordarshan started functioning on – 27th November 1975
  • Bus service started between Ayodhya to Janakpur (Nepal) – in May 2018
  • Paratroopers Training School is located at – Agra
  • Aditya Birla Group develops private airport – Mayorpur (Sonbhadra)
  • India’s first multi-modal terminal has been built – Ralhupur (Varanasi)
  • Lucknow Akashvani (All India Radio) was established in the state – on 2nd April 1938
  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi is located at – Fursatganj (Amethi)

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