The city is home to the Gorakhnath Math, a Gorakhnath temple. The city also has an Indian Air Force station, since 1963. Gita Press, the world's largest publisher of Hindu religious texts is also located in Gorakhpur.According to a 2020 report, 31 villages have been incorporated in the municipal corporation limits increasing the population to over 1 million.The Gorakhpur Metro is a light rapid transit system proposed for the city of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. The network will consist of 2 elevated lines serving 27 stations with a total length of 27.41 kilometres. The project is estimated to cost ₹4,672 crore (US$620 million). It is expected to be completed by 2024
- Project Name: Gorakhpur Metro Rail Project
- Operator: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation
- Owner: Govt. of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
- Project Type: Light Rail Transit System (LRTS)
- No. of Corridors: 2
- Project Cost: INR 4,672 Crore
- Completion Target: 2024
Not yet decided as project in now under construction.
Corridor I: Shyam Nagar - Sooba Bazar
- Route Length: 16.95 km
- No. of Stations: 16
- Proposed Stations: Syam Nagar, Bargadwa, Shastri Nagar, Nathmalpur, Gorakhnath Mandir, Hazaripur, Dharmsala, Gorakhpur Railway Station, University, Mohaddipur, Ramgarh Lake, AIIMS, Malviya Nagar, MMM Engineering College, Divya Nagar, Sooba Bazar.
- Proposed Depot: Sooba Bazar
Corridor II: Gulariha - Kachehri Chauraha
- Route Length: 10.46 km
- No. of Stations: 11
- Proposed Stations: Gulariha, BRD Medical College, Mugalaha, Khajanchi Bazaar, Basharatpur, Ashok Nagar, Vishnu Nagar, Asuran Chowk, Dharmsala, Gol Ghar, Kachehri Chauraha
- Proposed Depot: Mughalaha
Project Cost & Funding:
||Govt. of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
- Design Speed: NA
- Average Speed: NA
- Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
- Electrification: NA
- Signalling System: NA
- Rolling stock: NA
Progress So Far
- March 2019: RITES Limited submitted a detailed project report (DPR) of the project.
- October 2020: UP Government approves the DPR of the project.