Buddhavanam at MVP Colony
|• Body||Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||AP 31,AP 32 and AP 33|
MVP Colony is an urban neighborhood in the Indian city of Visakhapatnam and Asia's largest township with more than 1 lakh population. The colony is divided into 16 sectors.[not in citation given]
It is a well developed colony in Visakhapatnam with many hotels, restaurants, temples, parks and also hospitals. A modern auditorium, an amphitheatre and three convention halls worth ₹ 20 crore are being constructed here. The foundation stone for these was laid in February 2014.
A track was laid along the foothills of Kailasgiri called the Vuda Health Arena or Buddha Vanam which was inaugurated in January 2016. It was developed by VUDA after spending nearly ₹8 crore. Buddha Vanam with a 31-foot Buddha statue raised on a three-foot pedestal is an important attraction for tourists. Very quickly, it turned into a popular rendezvous for the health conscious as well as tourists thronging the city for its impressive landscaping and magnificent grandeur. This is the only park in the city which has a long stretch for walking and cycling for which there is a dedicated track. The Buddha Vanam also attracts several women and senior citizens for meditation. Many visit the imposing statue area for yoga, suryanamaskar and laughing exercise. Also, an ultra modern gym with facilities for regular workouts and aerobics is available too.
Tenneti Park, which is at the intersection of Sector-9 and the beach road towards Bhimili (Marine drive), has views of the Bay of Bengal and the anchored ships in the harbour. The Shivaji Park is located adjacent to the colony.
APS RTC operates bus services from MVP Colony bus station to every part of the city. MVP Double road and Beach road are major roads. The most important bus route is 540 which runs from MVP Complex to Simhachalam, 900 which runs from Maddilapalem to railway station via MVP Colony. 900K which runs from Bheemili to RTC Complex via MVP and Ushodaya Junction.
- APSRTC routes
|900||Maddilapalem||Railway Station||Venkojipalem, MVP Colony, Pedawaltair, Siripuram, RTC Complex|
|14||Venkojipalem||Old Head Post Office||Appughar, Chinnawaltair, Siripuram, Jagadamba Centre, Town Kotharoad|
|17K||Bhimunipatnam||Old Head Post Office||INS Kalinga, Thimmapuram, Rushikonda, Sagarnagar, Appughar, MVP Colony, Pedawaltair, Siripuram, RTC Complex, Jagadamba Centre, Town Kotharoad|
|900K||Bhimunipatnam||RTC Complex||INS Kalinga, Thimmapuram, Rushikonda, Sagarnagar, Appughar, MVP Colony, Pedawaltair, Siripuram|
|900T||Tagarapuvalasa||RTC Complex||Bhimili, INS Kalinga, Thimmapuram, Rushikonda, Sagarnagar, Appughar, MVP Colony, Pedawaltair, Siripuram|
|210||Ravindra Nagar||Gantyada HB Colony||Hanumanthuwaka, Appughar, MVP Colony, Pedawaltair, Siripuram, RK Beach, Jagadamba Centre, Town Kotharoad, Convent, Scindia, Malkapuram, New Gajuwaka, Pedagantyada|
|540||MVP Colony||Simhachalam||Venkojipalem, Maddilapalem, Gurudwar, Birla Junction, NAD Kotharoad, Gopalapatnam|
- "A green locality turning into commercial hub". The Hindu. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
- "Ganta promises help for development of MVP colony". The Hindu. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
- "Walkers object to felling of trees". The Hindu. 14 November 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
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