Uttar Pradesh is the most populous and among the largest of provinces in India. Therefore it is natural that Utter Pradesh has a well-defined transport system. Utter Pradesh has an impressive network of roadways and railways that help commuters to move around within and outside the state.
Intercity Transportation in Uttar Pradesh
The cities of Uttar Pradesh are well linked through a network of road
and railways. The best mode of transportation is trains. Almost all the
major as well as minor towns in Utter Pradesh are linked through
railways. Numerous Express and Super Fast trains ply between these
stations. There are Intercity and Passenger trains too that are
basically short distance trains whose routes are generally confined to
200 to 200 kilometers. Though cheaper than Express trains, these trains
are very slow and crowded. Commuters and smalltime traders generally use
these trains. They tend to stop at every other station.
Buses are another preferred mode of intercity transportation. Uttar
Pradesh State Transport Corporation has a fleet of buses that ply
between different cities. The buses range from uncomfortable coaches for
short distance to the Luxury coaches for the longer ones. Apart from
that there are luxury coaches run by private operators too. These fare
for these coaches are comparatively dearer but keeping in view the
comfort they provide in comparison to the ones owned and operated by
government, it's a steal. Several Matadors, Mini-Buses and Diesel-run
Autos are also available for relatively short distances say between 50
to 100 kilometers.
Flights also operate between major cities such as Lucknow, Varanasi,
Agra, Jhansi and Kanpur.
Intra-city Transportation In Utter Pradesh
The best mode of Intra-city transportation in bigger cities of Uttar
Pradesh is to hire Auto Rickshaws that are also called Autos. They are
easily available in bigger cities such as Kanpur, Agra, Mathura,
Lucknow, Varanasi and Allahabad. Taxis are also available in these
cities. Nevertheless, you ought to be a Jew to bargain with Taxi and
Auto-drivers. In other cities, Autos and Taxis that run on share basis
are available. They are cheap but crowded. Rickshaws are another good
mode to move around in the city. They are the chief transport option in
smaller towns as well as congested alleys of large towns.