Godavarikhani

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Godavarikhani
గోదావరి ఖని
coal city
City
Godavarikhani is located in Telangana
Godavarikhani
Godavarikhani
Godavarikhani is located in India
Godavarikhani
Godavarikhani
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°45′07″N 79°30′48″E / 18.7519°N 79.5133°E / 18.7519; 79.5133Coordinates: 18°45′07″N 79°30′48″E / 18.7519°N 79.5133°E / 18.7519; 79.5133
Country India
State Telangana
District Peddapalli
Founded by British Empire
Named for River Godavari and Mines and power stations
Government
 • Type Democratic
 • Body Ramagundam Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Area rank 5
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 253,600
 • Rank 5
 • Density 17,000/km2 (44,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 505209, 505214
Telephone code 08728
Vehicle registration TS-22
Website www.godavarikhanicity.com/

Godavarikhani is a city in Peddapalli district of the Indian state of Telangana state. It is located on the banks of Godavari River and hence, the name Godavari Khani (Khani=mines). This city is popular for its coal mines, controlled mostly by SCCL.[2] The main source of income for most of the inhabitants is the wage provided by SCCL.

Transport[edit]

Godavarikhani (GDK) TSRTC depot ply buses to surrounding villages and to various parts of the state.Its a good revenue region for TSRTC. This city has bus connectivity directly to many cities like Bengaluru, Guntur, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Tirupathi, Warangal, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, kurnool, Bhadrachalam, khammam, kadapa, Bodhan, Rajahmundry, Narsampet, Manuguru, Mancherial, Hanmakonda, Thorrur, Bodhan, Bhupalpalle.There is direct connectivity of Four Lane Express Highway road from Hyderabad - Karimnagar - Ramagundam Highway which is called Rajeev Rahadari (SH-1). Its a tollpay road.

Rail[edit]

This city has railway station named Ramagundam railway station which is the on the Kazipet–Ballarshah section of Secunderabad division. This Railway station is junction and potential stoppage for trains which pass this route to New Delhi,Indore,Gorakhpur,Jabalpur,Patna,Lucknow,Korba, Mumbai,Bikaner,Jaipur,Ahmedabad,Darbanga,Dehradun,Gandhidham,Jammu tawi,Ranchi,Bilaspur,Bhopal,Ahmedabad,Jaipur,Mannargudi,Madurai,Mysore,Gandhidham,Bilaspur,Patna,Nagpur,Varanasi,Vaishnodevi Katra from stations of Secunderabad,Trivandrum,Chennai,Bangalore,Vijayawada,Madurai,Visakhapatnam.

Coal mines[edit]

Godavarikhani is the major region for Singareni and it has Three regions namely RG-1,RG-2& RG-3 and Adriyala longwall project. Godavarikhani has 4 opencasts and 14 underground mines . Mainly coal excavated from this city is supplied to various industries and NTPC Ramagundam for power generation.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cities having population 1 lakh and above, Census 2011" (PDF). The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "RTI". The Singareni Collieries Company Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2015.