Govindpuri or Kanpur South is a railway station in Kanpur which caters 50,000 passengers to their destinations. It is second busiest railway station in Kanpur, after Kanpur Central.
Strictly speaking by definition, it is the JUNCTION where Jhansi/Banda line is separated from Delhi-Howrah Line; however, it is not granted JUNCTION status yet due to which it has two station codes, GOV and GOY.
It is located near Govind Nagar locality in Kanpur South. A rail overbridge is also there (bearing the same name), which remains congested throughout the day.
Due to proximity to Juhi yard, the station was called Juhi till the 1970s. Then as urban agglomeration in South Kanpur increased, the station was renamed Govindpuri due to proximity to Govind Nagar, a locality named and inaugurated by Govind Vallabh Pant.
However, in next two years, things will change it will become the first halt station in India which will directly turn into Terminal station. Kanpur South The new terminal will help decongest Kanpur Central which has got saturated as it caters over 350 trains. It is modelled same as Anand Vihar Terminal in Delhi.
The station is ongoing construction of new waiting room, new ticketing room, new platforms and overbridge. The Reservation Room has been constructed and now in use and older one will be dismantled. The new Platform No. 1 is also under construction which be longer and slightly before than earlier one leaving an extra loop line between Platform no. 1 and Platform no. 2. The older Platform No. 1 will be dismantled.
The width of Platform No. 2 and Platform No. 3 is also been increased.
There are plans to run some express and passengers trains from Govindpuri.
Trains towards Jhansi, Mahoba, Banda/Chitrakoot, Etawah and Tundla wil be managed by Kanpur South.
Some trains are originate and passes throgh Govindpuri Railway Station:
11109: Jhs Lko Int Exp
11110: Lko Jhs Int Exp
11123: Bju Gwl Mail
11124: Gwl Bju Mail
13008: U A Toofan Exp
13111: Lal Quila Exp
13112: Lal Quila Exp
15009: Chitrakut Exp
15010: Chitrakut Exp