How To Reach Nagpur
By Air: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport of Nagpur located about 9 kilometers from the Nagpur Railway Station along the Wardha Road is a domestic and international airport that provides this ‘Orange City’ efficient air connectivity with a number of important destinations of India and abroad. The airport handles about 4000 passengers every day and the Air Traffic Control (ATC) of Nagpur happens to be the busiest ATC of the country. More than 6 domestic and 4 international airlines cater their services at the Nagpur International Airport. Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetKonnect, JetLite, Spicejet, etc operate flights between Nagpur and a number of major cities of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nanded, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Goa, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Indore, Srinagar, etc.
Furthermore, Air Arabia operates a flight to Sharjah (UAE) five times a week while Indian Airlines have started a direct flight to Bangkok which plies twice a week. Silk Air provides connectivity with Singapore, and Qatar Airways is soon to launch Nagpur-Doha biweekly flights. Moreover, Nagpur also functions as a Haj Terminal and Air India provides about 747 direct flights from Nagpur to Jeddah. At present the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) is under development which once completed will handle heavy cargo from Middle East and South East Asia.
By Rail:The Nagpur Railway Station located right in the heart of the city close to the Indira Gandhi Medical College serves as an important railway junction and a transit terminal for the trains arriving from all the four directions of the country. Nagpur being the geographical center of India, the Nagpur Railway Station bonds the country both vertically and horizontally via rail route. Total 160 trains including passenger, mails, express, Rajdhani, Duronto, Garib Rath etc halt at Nagpur. 26 of them either originate or terminate here and 65 of them ply on this route daily. The Nagpur Railway Station records the traffic of 1.5 lakh passengers every single day. The Divisional Head Quarters of Central Railway and South East Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways are located here.
Some of the most noteworthy trains commuting from the Nagpur Station are; Mumbai Howrah Mail, Darbhanga- Hyderabad Exp, Vishakapatnam Nizamudin Samata Exp, Bangalore Nizamudin Rajdhani Exp, Bangalore Gorakpur Exp, Prerana Exp, Sewagram, Nagpur Indore Superfast Exp, Lucknow Exp, Andaman Exp, Kerala Exp, Bilaspur Rajdhani Exp, Gorakhpur Exp, Pune Nagpur Exp, and many others. Some of the worth mentioning destinations accessible from Nagpur via train include; Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Indore, Jabalpur, Itarsi, Amravati, Lucknow, Amritsar, Kolkata, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu, Puri, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ernakulam, Bangalore, Mangalore, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Visakhapatnam, and so on.
Other than the main Nagpur Junction, the city is bequeathed with several smaller railway stations namely Ajni Railway Station, Itwari Railway Station, Bhandewari Railway Station, Godhani Railway Station, and Museum Toy Train Station and so on. Moreover, the Nagpur Metro Rail Project is also in progress.
Nagpur; the geographical nucleus of India serves as the most essential junction for roadways of the country as India’s two chief national highways - NH 7 i.e. Kanyakumari - Varanasi Highway and NH 6 i.e. Hajira – Kolkata Highway pass through it. Besides, NH 69 annexes Nagpur to Obaidullaganj near Bhopal. What’s more, two of the Asian Highways – AH 43 connecting Agra to Matara in Sri Lanka and AH 46 connecting Kharagpur to Dhule intersect here. The newly built state highway Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai Express Highway considerably reduces the distance and traveling time between Nagpur and Mumbai as compared to the NH 3 and 6. Soon NH 204 will be extended and Nagpur will be linked to Kolhapur via Solapur, Tuljapur, Latur, Nanded, Yavatmal, Wardha and Butibori.
MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) operates cheap intercity and interstate buses from Nagpur. The city has two bus stations; Nagpur Bus Sthanak (which is known as CBS-1) located at Ganeshpeth and Mor Bhawan (CBS-2) located at Jhansi Rani Square of Sitabuldi. Daily 1600 long and short distance buses run from CBS-1 and 750 short distance buses ply from CBS-2. Semi luxury Nim Aaraam, Parivartan, Asiad, ordinary ST buses from Nagpur run to Akola, Pune, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Nanded, Rajnandgaon, Parbhani, Mumbai, Nashik, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Raipur, Rewa, Satana, Amravati, Jagdalpur, Mandla, Bilaspur, Hyderabad, Adilabad and many other destinations.