Gajuwaka

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Gajuwaka
గాజువాక
Neighbourhood
Skyline of Gajuwaka area
Skyline of Gajuwaka area
Gajuwaka is located in Andhra Pradesh
Gajuwaka
Gajuwaka
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Gajuwaka is located in India
Gajuwaka
Gajuwaka
Gajuwaka (India)
Coordinates: 17°42′00″N 83°13′00″E / 17.7°N 83.2167°E / 17.7; 83.2167Coordinates: 17°42′00″N 83°13′00″E / 17.7°N 83.2167°E / 17.7; 83.2167
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
Founded by Government of Andhra Pradesh
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation
 • MLA Palla Srinivas Rao
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 250,423
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 530026
Vidhan Sabha constituency Gajuwaka
Lok Sabha constituency Visakhapatnam

Gajuwaka is a neighbourhood in the city of Visakhapatnam, India. The neighbourhood is considered the biggest shopping district in Andhra Pradesh by revenue. Though conceived as a residential locality, it is now one of the principal shopping districts of the city. Gajuwaka have Highest per capita income in Andhra Pradesh.

Gajuwaka mandal is one of the 46 mandals of Visakhapatnam District. It is under the administration of Visakhapatnam revenue division and the head quarters is located at Chinagantyada, Gajuwaka. The Mandal is bounded by Pedagantyada, Mulagada and Gopalapatnam mandals. On November 21, 2005, the Gajuwaka Municipality was merged into the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation. [2] [3].

Economy[edit]

Since most of the heavy industries established in Visakhapatnam, like Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Gangavaram Port lie in close proximity of Gajuwaka, its growth has mirrored that of Visakhapatnam.

Gajuwaka is one of the busiest shopping districts of Andhra Pradesh. The neighbourhood is considered to be the biggest shopping district in Andhra Pradesh by revenue. There are a number of apparel, jewellery and utensil stores based in Gajuwaka.

Location and Geography[edit]

Gajuwaka is located about 8 km from Visakhapatnam Airport and about 15 km from Visakhapatnam railway station. It lies to the south of Visakhapatnam City and is loosely bordered by Pedagantyada to the south and Anakapalli to the east, Sabbavaram to the northwest, Gopalapatnam to the north, Mulagada to the east.

Politics[edit]

Year Candidate Party
2009 Chinthalapudi Venkataramaiah PRP
2014 Palla Srinivasa Rao TDP

Etymology[edit]

The name Gajuwaka is derived from the words "Gaja" (elephant) and "Vaagu" (pond).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Gajuwaka had a population of 259,944. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Gajuwaka has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Gajuwaka, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

Gajuwaka is well connected by road. NH16 or AH45 passes through the mandal. It also has major District roads and State Highways connecting it to nearby mandals and Visakhapatnam. APSRTC runs bus services from Gajuwaka bus station to major parts of the state and Visakhapatnam

APSRTC routes
Route Number Start End Via
400 Gajuwaka RTC Complex New Gajuwaka, Sriharipuram, Malkapuram, Scindia, Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam Railway Station
99 Gajuwaka R.K.Beach New Gajuwaka, Sriharipuram, Malkapuram, Scindia, Naval Dockyard, Old Post Office, Jagadamba, Maharanipeta
38 Gajuwaka RTC Complex BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
38K Kurmannapalem RTC Complex Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
38H Gantyada HB Colony RTC Complex Pedagantyada, New Gajuwaka, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
38T Steel Plant RTC Complex Kurmannapalem, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
38D Nadupuru RTC Complex Pedagantyada, New Gajuwaka, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
38J Janata Colony RTC Complex Sriharipuram, New Gajuwaka, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
600 Anakapalle scindia Lankelapalem, Kurmannapalem, Old Gajuwaka, New Gajuwaka, Malkapuram
38Y Duvvada Railway Station RTC Complex Kurmannaplem, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
55 Scindia Simhachalam Malkapuram, New Gajuwaka, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Gopalapatnam
500 Anakapalle RTC Complex Lankelapalem, Kurmannaplem, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
747 Vada Chipurupalle RTC Complex Parawada, Lankelapalem, Kurmannaplem, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Birla Junction, Gurudwar

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Gajuwaka at Wikimedia Commons