Location and connectivity
Nagpur is located at practically the geographical center of India; in fact, the Zero Milestone of India (a heritage monument) is in this city. (Nagpur is 837 km from Mumbai, 1094 km south of Delhi, 1092 km north of Chennai and 1140 km west of Kolkata). All major highways -- NH-7 (Varanasi - Kanyakumari) and NH-6 (Mumbai - Sambalpur - Kolkata) and major railway trunk routes (Mumbai, Chennai, Howrah and Delhi) pass through the city.
An electrified broad gauge railway track connects Nagpur to the four major metros. Destinations connected include Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Kolhapur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jammu, Amritsar, Lucknow, Varanasi, Bhubaneshwar, Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Gorakhpur, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Mangalore, Patna and Indore.
The Sonegaon airport is 7.5 kilometres south of Nagpur city. It is connected to some important Indian and international cities including Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi, Hyderabad, Raipur, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Bangkok.
Thus, distance and connectivity with all the important Indian cities gives Nagpur an inherent advantage. It can be seen as a transport hub, connecting the Indian cities to each other and international destinations as well. Various IT and ITES companies are also viewing this characteristic as a strong positive factor. The city provides access to its own skilled manpower and also to that of the entire region.