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Kanpur Development Authority

KDA Kanpur Development AuthorityKanpur is an industry-oriented city, important not only for the state of Uttar Pradesh but also for all of India. The area of Kanpur City is spread over approximately 605 square kilometers. 

With the rapid growth of industries, the general population also graduated towards Kanpur. 

The current population of Kanpur exceeds 2.5 million. Due to this inflation in population, a decision was taken to form a separate entity that overlooks development affairs. The Kanpur Development Authority was thus constituted under the Urban Development Act (1957) of Uttar Pradesh.

Kanpur stands adjacent to the banks of the River Ganga, and is one a major industrial center of North India, having its own historical and commercial importance. Known as the “Commercial Capital” of the state, the city of Kanpur, in the past, was called the Manchester of the country. 

The big industries in the KESCo region are M/s H.A.L., Field Gun Factory, Ordinance Factory, Small Arms Factory, M/s Lohia Machines Ltd., Tanneries, Ganga Pollution Institute, etc.

The main aim of Kanpur Development Authority is to build and maintain various projects (real estate) in Kanpur city, in order to prove it to be the well-planned city in India. The ease of availability of home loans in India has made everyone more than capable of purchasing his or her own house or property.

Kanpur Master Plan by KDA

Due to its industrial importance, Reserve Bank of India has also opened its branch here. Kanpur plays host to several of the top notch colleges in the country, such as:
  • HBTI
  • Chhatrapati ShahuJi Maharaj University
  • Indian Institutes of Technology
  • GSVM Medical College
The Vice Chairman of KDA is Smt. Jayshree Bhoj, and Additional Secretary is Sri C.P. Tripathi.

To contact the Kanpur Development Authority, you can make use of any of the three:
Tel: 0512 2556293, 2556292
Fax: 0512 2551880
Email Address: kda@kdaindia.co.in

How to Reach Kanpur Development Authority

Once you are in the city, reaching KDA is a piece of cake, due to the availability of several local commuting vehicles. Hence the only task that remains is to reach Kanpur.

Kanpur is well-connected to all major cities in India and is located on NH 2 on Delhi-Agra-Allahabad-Calcutta route. It is also connected to all major railway stations of the country. The nearest airport however is 65 kilometers away, located in Amausi, Lucknow.

The city is very well connected to the western cities of the country, such as Mumbai, etc, via NH25.
Kanpur, in the year 2021. As per the plan proposed by KDA, following will be the percentage share of the development of various basic human necessities in Kanpur, by the year 2021:
  • Amenities: 3.7%
  • Transport and communication: 9.98%
  • Recreational: 9.56%
  • Residential: 41.67%
  • Industrial: 5.64%
  • Public Services: 3.81%
  • Trade: 2.61%
  • Other uses: 9.27%

KDA in the news

Kanpur Development Authority has made some headlines in the recent path. In this month only, KDA was in the news for proposing the expansion of the single-lane road between Kalyanpur and Bithoor, into a 4-lane wide road, to facilitate buttery smooth commuting.

Apart from that, KDA is also about to shift the gravel market from Naubasta to Bingawan village, anytime soon.

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