Kanpur Railway living under the British rule even in the nectar of independence!


Kanpur (Kanhapur), 26 April (H.S.). It has been 75 years since the independence of the country and Amrit Mahotsav is also being celebrated in the memory of independence, but Kanpur Railway is still living under the British rule. This is being said because the three letter code of Kanpur in Railways is made up of Kanpur North Barracks which is known as CNB. Dr. Vinay Krishna, Director of Heart Disease Institute, Kanpur told this to Hindusthan Samachar on Wednesday.

He said that people are often surprised to see the word CNB and ask questions, then knowledgeable people tell that Kanpur was called Kanpur during British times. At that time, in 1855, the country’s fourth railway line started laying between Kanpur North Barracks and Allahabad. Hence the word CNB is coded by addressing to Kanpur (Kanpore). The question arises that why is the Railways not trying to rectify it?

Everyone is curious about CNB

He said that CNB is a well-known three-letter word since 162 years for those traveling by train from Kanpur Central Railway Station first and then from Kanpur Central Station, which has been used several times from the time of booking the ticket till the completion of the journey. Flashes in the heart and mind. Then it will be related to Kanpur Central only in brief, assuming that the journey is also complete. As a result, the curiosity to know this remains unfulfilled. You too must have traveled from Kanpur Central to somewhere by train or must have come here from some other city. Must have seen and read this CNB written on the ticket. Many times a long time may have passed in the train journey, but the truth of this word will probably be curious. It is possible that some people may have known its meaning but could not tell it to others.

Ashutosh Singh, Deputy Chief Traffic Manager and Station Director of Kanpur Central Railway Station told that CNB is the code. Such old code will be seen in many railway stations present in the country. Jhansi Railway Station, Agra, in the train ticket from where to where Kanpur Central (CNB) in the column and after the name of the railway station where you are going, its abbreviated name, for example, if you are going to Lucknow, then Lucknow (LKO) is written. Is. Such words have now become the code of the Railways. Their change can be possible only when the name and code of the railway station is changed again.

CNB is the given name of the British Government.

The language of the CNB is that of the English regime. There is an interesting story behind this. When the East India Company established its roots in the then Kanpore (now Kanpur), it also started the rail journey from here. In the year 1855, the country’s fourth and Kanpur i.e. North region’s first railway line was started from Kanpur North Barracks (CNB) to Allahabad (ALD). Now know that the same CNB is still being mentioned on the tickets of those traveling by rail from Kanpur.

where is cnb

Deputy Chief Traffic Manager told that Cawnpore North Barracks is written in English (Cawnpore North Barracks), on the basis of which the abbreviation CNB is derived. This is now known as the old railway station of Kanpur. By the way, the younger generation does not even know where the old railway station is. Let us tell you that the residence of railway officials located near Tatmil Square on GT Road is the building of the old railway station near the stadium of the railway, whose magnificence is visible even today. It was from here that the operation of goods train first started. The then Kanpur (now the old Kanpur Railway Station) was 632 miles from Kolkata and 962 miles from Bombay, which is still inscribed on the station. CNB has now become the code of Railways.

The first freight train ran on March 3, 1859

The first goods train from Kanpur North Barracks (CNB) to Allahabad (ALD) loaded bricks, stones in 10 wagons for the first time. The speed of this goods train was 10 kilometers per hour. After its successful operation, the railway journey in Kanpur slowly progressed.

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