Situated in the city of Naini a suburb of Allahabad, St. John’s Co-Ed School is easily accessible by Air, Rail or Road. Allahabad itself is served by Allahabad Airport (IATA: IXD, ICAO: VIAL). The airport is 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) from the city center and lies in Bamrauli, Allahabad. Air India connect operates direct flights from Allahabad to Delhi and Mumbai. Other nearby airports are in Varanasi, Lucknow and Kanpur. Ventura AirConnect is operating direct fights to Lucknow & Varanasi from Allahabad Airport.
Allahabad Junction is one of the main railway junctions in northern India and headquarters of the North Central Railway Zone. There are four major railway stations in Allahabad which are Allahabad Junction, Naini Station, Prayag Station and Rambagh City Station. The city is connected to most other Uttar Pradesh cities and major Indian cities such as Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Jhansi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Patna, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Pune, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow and Jaipur.
Buses operated by Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) are an important means of public transport in the metro. National Highway 2 runs through the city center. India’s longest cable-stayed bridge, the New Yamuna Bridge (built 2001–04), is located in Allahabad and connects the city to the suburb of Naini across the Yamuna. Metrorail project for the city covering the entire metropolitan region is also underway.
Auto Rickshaws have been a popular mode of transportation in the city. Since 2014, E-rickshaws have also been introduced and quickly spread over the city. Renowned taxi firms like Ola Cabs, TaxiForSure etc. operate in the city, making transportation in the city more hassle-free & convenient. Cycle rickshaws are the most economical means of transportation in Allahabad along with e-rickshaws.
The Allahabad Educational system is distinct from Uttar Pradesh’s other cities, with an emphasis on broad education. Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh, the world’s biggest examining body, is headquartered in the city. Schools in Allahabad follow the 10+2+3 plan. After completing their secondary education, students typically enroll in higher secondary schools affiliated with the Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education, the ICSE or the CBSE and focus on liberal arts, business or science. Vocational programs are also available.
Allahabad attracts students from throughout India. As of 2010, the city had one central university, three deemed universities and an open university. Allahabad University, founded in 1876, is the oldest university in the State. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad is a noted technical institution. Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences is an ‘A-grade’, deemed university with global standards. Other notable institutions in Allahabad include the Indian Institute of Information Technology – Allahabad; Motilal Nehru Medical College; Ewing Christian College; Harish-Chandra Research Institute; Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute; Allahabad State University and Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology.