Skyline of Gajuwaka area
|Founded by||Government of Andhra Pradesh|
|• Body||Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation|
|• MLA||Palla Srinivas Rao|
|• Total||138.87 km2 (53.62 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|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.  .
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
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.
|2014||Palla Srinivasa Rao||TDP|
The name Gajuwaka is derived from the words "Gaja" (elephant) and "Vaagu" (pond).
As of 2001[update] India census, 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.
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
|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|
|55K||Scindia||Kottavalasa||Malkapuram, New Gajuwaka, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Kotharoad, Gopalapatnam, Pendurthi|
|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|
- "Gajuwaka's GDP highest in Andhra Pradesh". Deccan Chronicle. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
- http://www.gvmc.gov.in/about/gvmc[permanent dead link] latest/about.html
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- Media related to Gajuwaka at Wikimedia Commons
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