Road Transport in Lucknow
Two major Indian National Highways have their intersection at Lucknow’s Hazratganj intersection: NH-24 to Delhi, NH-30 to Allahabad from Sitarganj, NH-27 to Porbandar via Jhansi and Silchar via Gorakhpur. Multiple modes of public transport are available such as taxis, city buses, cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws and compressed natural gas (CNG) low floor buses with and without air conditioning. Taxi or cab are operated by several major companies like Uber,Ola cabs.
Lucknow city’s bus service is operated by Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC), a public sector passenger road transport corporation headquartered in MG road which consist of around 300 CNG buses operating in the city and covering around 35 routes in the city.
The major Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Inter-state Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Alambagh provides the main inter state bus services in Lucknow, which provides adequate services to ongoing and incoming passengers in the city.
Rail Transport in Lucknow
Lucknow main long-distance railway station is located at Charbagh railway station and acts as the divisional headquarters of the Northern Railway division. Its neighbouring and second major long-distance railway station is Lucknow Junction railway station operated by the North Eastern Railway. The lucknow junction connects with all major cities of the state and country and cover all different parts of country in north and south corridor like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu, Chennai, Jaipur and city has a total of fourteen railway stations.
Air Transport in Lucknow
Lucknow airport provides direct flight to New Delhi, Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Guwahati and other major cities via Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. The airport has been ranked the second best in the world in small airport category. The airport is able to handle all weather operations and consist parking facilities up to 50 aircraft. At present, Air India, Air India Express, Jet Air, GoAir, IndiGo, Saudi Airlines, Flydubai, Oman Air and Air Vistara operate domestic and international flights to and from Lucknow. Lucknow airport covers 1,187 acres area, with Terminal 1 for international flights and Terminal 2 for domestic flights, for allowing significant passenger and cargo traffic.
Metro Transport in Lucknow
Construction plans for a mass rapid transit system, the Lucknow Metro and Monorail Service were finalised in December 2013 by Delhi Metro Rail (DMRC). In February, former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav gave approval to set up a metro rail system for the state capital. Metro construction phase is divided into two corridors i.e the North-South corridor connecting Munshipulia to lucknow International Airport and the East-West corridor connecting Charbagh Railway Station to Vasant Kunj. This will be the most expensive public transport system in the state, but will provide a rapid means of mass transport to traffic on city roads. Construction of the first phase will be complete by March’17.