Kanpur Central is a significant railhead and is among the busiest railroad stations in the nation. Rail courses interface it to all significant urban areas in the state and the nation. It is an A-1 classification railroad station under the Allahabad rail line division of the North Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. Around 300 trains go through the station daily. Other significant railroad stations serving the city incorporate Kanpur Anwarganj, Govindpuri, Panki, Kalianpur, Rawatpur, Chandari, Kanpur Bridge, and Chakeri.
In 2011 it was accounted for by The Indian Express that “The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is good to go to build up a four-path external ring street along the outskirts of Kanpur with an intend to forestall gridlock in the mechanical city brought about by significant distance weighty vehicles. The new street, which will assist the hefty vehicles with bypassing the city, will be created on Built, Operate and Transfer (BOT) premise under the stage VII of National Highways Development Program (NHDP)”