MVP Colony

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MVP Colony
Neighbourhood
Buddhavanam at MVP Colony
Buddhavanam at MVP Colony
MVP Colony is located in Andhra Pradesh
MVP Colony
MVP Colony
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 17°44′29″N 83°20′19″E / 17.741413°N 83.338700°E / 17.741413; 83.338700Coordinates: 17°44′29″N 83°20′19″E / 17.741413°N 83.338700°E / 17.741413; 83.338700
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Visakhapatnam
Government
 • Body Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 530017
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.[1] The colony is divided into 16 sectors.[not in citation given][2]

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.[1]

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.[3]

Transport[edit]

MVP Double Road in 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
Route Number Start End Via
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A green locality turning into commercial hub". The Hindu. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ganta promises help for development of MVP colony". The Hindu. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Walkers object to felling of trees". The Hindu. 14 November 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2014.