Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station
|Nickname(s): "City of Energy"|
|Named for||Lord Rama|
|• Body||Ramagundam Municipal Corporation|
|Elevation||179 m (587 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TS 02|
The town of Ramagundam gets its name from a combination of two words: (Rama + Gundam). A famous temple of the Hindu God Lord Rama is situated in the old part of the town and 'Gundam' means Water Springs. Ramagundam is Adjacent to Godavarikhani.
Nearby Areas around Godavarikhani like 8 Incline Colony, Jyothinagar, Medipally, Ganganagar,Centenary Colony, Janagama, Pothana Colony,Gowthaminagar etc., are Collectively called "Ramagundam".
Somarapu Satyanarayana, won as MLA in 2014 elections from Ramagundam constituency.
Ramagundam is located at  It has an average elevation of 179 meters (590 feet)..
Ramagundam city is situated in the Godavari Valley coalfields and has one of the India's largest Thermal Power stations in south region which is run by NTPC. Ramagundam is considered the MANCHESTER CITY OF INDIA in light of the companies surrounding the area. Mostly industries are connected with Godavarikhani-Jyothinagar-Ramagundam (This is also called Tri-Cities) Some of them are FCIL: Fertilizer Corporation of India, Kesoram Cement, Basanth Nagar, NTPC (RSTPS - Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station) sourcing 2600 MW of power 24/7 and the APSEB (Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board) unit at Ramagundam. Another 1600MW (2 × 800MW) is proposed as RDM-II as per expansion plan by NTPC Limited. NTPC's first SPV or Solar photovoltaic unit of capacity 25MW (Phase-I 1 × 10MW, Phase-II 1 × 15MW) has been proposed at Ramagundam. This would help in earning carbon credits against use of solar power as renewable energy source.
APGENCO-RAMAGUNDAM- The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy has approved the plan to take up expansion of 1320 (2 × 660 MW) Super Critical Thermal Power Station at Ramagundam. The project will see an outlay of about Rs 7,920 crore. The required land, water and coal etc., are already available and the AP Genco will take up this project on priority.
Around 24 units of coal mines belt in Godavarikhani stretching 25 km including opencasts (state of the art proclainers) are used in these open coal mines. Pruthvi Banjan is the name given by Late Shri N. T. Rama Rao, the then Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, to the thermal station for Godavarikhani community.
There are many factories around this place that take the raw material from the coalmines and prepare carbon derivatives.
The River Godavari flowing through this region made this a strategic location for all these companies providing employment to more than 15,000 people. The temperature is hotter than most places in India. The normal temperature is 40 degrees Celsius.
NTPC has developed a technique to reduce the temperature by reducing the carbon dioxide in its emissions and has thus helped reduce the average temperature by 2 degrees Celsius in the last decade.
NTPC has a policy of hiring full-time employees according to the production capacity. For the records, its present employees should not be more than 2600. Most of the production work has been done by the contract workers by which the local benefitting.
NTPC Ramagundam is considered to be one of the best in the nation (among 24 locations). NTPC is divided into 5 regions: Ramagundam falls in the southern region along with Simhadri and Kayamkulam. This provides a major chunk of the power supply to Dadar Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, PGCIL (Powergrid Corporation of India Limited).More than 38000 crores have been invested to build this massive organization which provides employment to more than 6000 people. Recently, the 7th unit was added (in August 2004) with an additional capacity of 500 MW. NTPC Ramagundam has an exemplary vision for the environment which includes afforestation, monitoring environment impacts using NRSA satellite imaging services, Ash pond treatment, Ash brick plants and creating awareness of the environment in the local community. RSTPS had less than 10 disturbances in the years 2005–2006 and none lasted more than a day.
Godavarikhani and Jyothinagar(NTPC) are the two major Telecom Exchange facilities available around this region and the Railway station of the city is the biggest in Karimnagar district.
As of 2011[update] India census, Ramagundam had a population of 2,52,693. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ramagundam has an average literacy rate of 75.54%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 83.10%, and female literacy is 67.75%. In Ramagundam, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Ramagundam is a municipal corporation in karimnagar district next to district headquarters.
- Bugga Ramalingeswara temple
- Yellampalli project
- Godavari river
- Trilingeswara Temple
- Rama Padalu and Water Springs in Ramagundam
Ramagundam is connected to major parts of the state through a well connected road, Rajiv Rahadari (Rajiv Highway) (Freeway of Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi) in remembrance of the Gandhi family and the political party he hailed from, the (Congress I). Godavarikhani Depot APSRTC provides good connections in this region. Mostly buses start from Godavarikhani busstation which is 8km distance from Railwaystation. They are many Express,Deluxe,Superluxury,Garuda,Indra Buses to Hyderabad and Express and deluxe buses to some places like Karimnagar,Hanamkonda,Guntur,Mahabubabad,Bhadrachalam,Nellore,Nizamabad,Vemulawada and interstate buses to Ramtek,Aheri,Gadchiroli,Chandrapur, etc.,And also RTC runs shuttle buses to nearby towns and villages to Ramagundam railwaystation,Manthani,8 inclinecolony,Pothanacolony,Centenarycolony,Sundilla temple,Begampeta odedu,Dharmaram,Anthargaon Goliwada,Moormur(yellampalli project),Kaalvasrirampur,Katkoor.Jammikunta,Bhupalapally,Asifabad,Bellampally,Mancherial,Peddapallyetc.,
Local transportation include auto rickshaws in the city.
Ramagundam(RDM) is a part of Secunderabad Division of South Central Railway.It has Grand Trunk Route,which connects to all the four metropolitan cities of India. Ramagundam railway station is biggest station in Karimnagar district and last junction in Telangana state. The government is not interested in this station about developing route from Ramagundam to Manuguru(Khammam district). Most of the trains passing through this route have halts at this station and it is also a good commercial stoppage for railways.Mostly Employees,Officers,workers who hails from North and south India working in NTPC powerplant,SCCL mines. Kesoram cement company travel to their nativeplaces frequently from this station itself and Some of the Trains which halts are AP Superfast Express, Dakshin Express,Telangana express, AP Samparkranthi Express, Sec-Patna exp, Grand Trunk Express, Lucknow Yesvantapur SF express,Andaman express,Pataliputra Danapur-Yesvantapur express,Kerala SF Express,Ernakulam Patna express,Rameswaram varanasi express,Navayuga express,Chennaicentral-Bikaner AC superfast express,Sec-Darbanga exp,Tirunelveli Jammutawiexpress,Himasagar express,Yesvantapur Jabalpur SF express,Sec-Nagpur SF express,Gorakhpur Bangalore city express, Sanghamitra express, Bhagmati exp, Okha puri express,Gandhidham-Visakhapatnam express,Madurai-Dehradun express,Korba Tvc SF express,Raptisagar SF express,Ahilyanagri SF express, etc. And Ramagundam Station got best and neat railway station award, 2 times from South central railway(SC). The trains touches this railway line go to New Delhi from Hyderabad,Chennai,Bangalore and Trivandrum.
New railway lines under development/proposal:
- Manuguru-Ramagundam (got project planning committee approval in 2013).
- Nizamabad-Ramagundam (survey completed).
- Renigunta jn - Ramagundam (under survey).(This railwayline reduces traffic and distance between Chennai and Newdelhi)
There is an airport at Basant nagar Kesoram cement factory at Ramagundam which is about 50 km from Karimnagar City. It was used when the Government of India was operating Vayudoot airlines a subsidiary of Air India and Indian Airlines. After the closure of Vayudoot, it has not been regular use. As of 2010, it is only used for landing of any VVIP's flights or for emergency landing of flights. The nearest major airport is around 250 km away at Hyderabad, Hyderabad International Airport and it is connected by the state highway via Karimnagar and Siddipet.
- University Post-Graduate college (UPGC), Beside to Sri saraswati shishu mandir,Sharada Nagar,Rajeev Rahadari, Godavarikhani.
- Sindhura college of Engineering and Technology, NTPC, Jyothinagar, Godavarikhani, Ramagundam
- Central Computer Information Technology (CCIT), NTPC, Jyothinagar, Opp. T T S Gate, Ramagundam.
- Lotus Institute of Management Studies (LITS) MALKAPUR ROAD GODAVARIKHANI OPP CISF QUARTERS
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