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Get to know about the local means of transportation in Uttar Pradesh i.e. local transportation in UP.

Local transportation in Uttar Pradesh

Local Transport in Uttar PradeshUttar 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.