Pandit Nehru bus station

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Pandit Nehru Bus Station
Passenger Transportation
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Expansion Works on Arrival Block of PNBS
LocationVijayawada, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates16°30′32″N 80°36′56″E / 16.50889°N 80.61556°E / 16.50889; 80.61556Coordinates: 16°30′32″N 80°36′56″E / 16.50889°N 80.61556°E / 16.50889; 80.61556
Owned byAPSRTC
Operated byAPSRTC
Platforms62
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeVJA
History
Opened23 September 1990
Location
Pandit Nehru Bus Station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Pandit Nehru Bus Station
Pandit Nehru Bus Station
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Pandit Nehru Bus Station is located in India
Pandit Nehru Bus Station
Pandit Nehru Bus Station
Location in India

Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) is a bus station in Vijayawada.[1] It is owned by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. This is one of the major bus stations in Andhra Pradesh; it was also known as Telugu Satavahana Prayana Pranganam.[2] It is one of the largest bus stations in Asia.

Administration[edit]

The bus station has an administrative block named 'RTC House', which is the headquarters of APSRTC.[3]

Platforms[edit]

Names in blue colour indicates "Main Cities".

Platforms Buses
1 Eluru, Gannavaram
2 Jangareddygudem, Hanuman Junction
3 Eluru Nonstop
4 Tanuku, Amalapuram
5 Ravulapalem, Kakinada
6 to 7 Rajamahendravaram, Visakhapatnam
8 Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram
9 to 10 Chirala, Vinukonda, Macherla, Piduguralla
11 Guntur Ac Non-stop
12 to 13 Guntur Non-stop
14 Srisailam
15 to 16 Ongole,Nellore, Kanigiri
17 to 18 Tirupati, Bengaluru, Chennai
19 to 20 Gudivada pallevelugu, Gudivada Non-stop
21 to 22 Machilipatnam palle velugu, Machilipatnam Non-stop
23 to 24 Bhimavaram(Express),Bhimavaram (Ac)
25 to 26 Vuyyuru, Avanigadda, Nagayalanka
27 to 28 Avanigadda, Kurnool, Adoni
29 to 30 Kadapa, Anantapur, Hindupur, Adoni,Kurnool
31,32,33 Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru

(Garuda)

34,35,36,37 Suryapet, Hyderabad(Super luxury)
38 to 39 Penuganchiprolu, Jaggaiahpet
40 to 41 Nalgonda, Kodad, Khammam, Madhira
42 to 43 Sathupally, Vissannapeta, Nuzividu
44 Mailavaram
45 Tiruvuru
46 Bhadrachalam, Manuguru, Kunta, Adilabad, Hanmakonda
47 Tulluru(Amaravathi)
48 to 49 Mangalagiri, Guntur(Pallevelugu)
50 Tenali, Repalle(Palle velugu)
51 to 52 Tenali, Repalle(Non-Stop)
53,54,55 Arrival block
57,58,59 Arrival Block
59,60,61,62 Arrival Block

Structure and services[edit]

The Deccan Queen bus at Vijayawada bus station

The Deccan Queen of the Nizam State Railways - Road Transport Division is one of the notable features of the station.[4] This bus stand is associated with a city bus station adjacent to it. This bus stand operates city buses in and outside of the city. The station operates buses to major destinations of the state and to neighbouring states like Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Amaravati, Deluxe, Telugu Velugu, Express, Garuda, Garuda Plus, Indra, Super Luxury and Vennela are the fleets of buses operated from the station by the APSRTC. Palle velugu, Express, Deluxe, Super Luxury, Rajadhani A/C, Vajra A/C, Garuda, Garuda Plus are some of buses operated by TSRTC.[1] The station provides amenities such as miniplex, ticket-vending and kiosks for passengers, and has a city bus port for local passengers.[5]

Miniplex in Arrival block

Vijayawada city bus Port[edit]

The Vijayawada City Bus Port, formerly Vijayawada City Terminal, is situated to the north of the Pandit Nehru Bus Station. Built in 1990, it is a bus station that caters the city bus services. The bus station has 10 platforms and an office for city bus related information.

Services[edit]

  • City Ordinary - These city buses are the cheapest mode of transport in the city and connect the city with its suburbs, exurbs and rural areas.
  • Metro Express and Metro Deluxe - These city buses operate as superfast services on trunk routes connecting the important centres of the city with its suburbs, exurbs and rural areas.
  • Metro Deluxe AC and Metro Luxury AC - These buses connect the city with the Vijayawada International Airport and the city of Guntur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bus stations across AP to be linked to PNBS". The Hindu. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Heritage activists See Red Over Nizam Era Bus". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "APSRTC: First govt agency to shift staff to Vijayawada". The New Indian Express. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Call to preserve 'Deccan Queen' for posterity – Times of India". The Times of India. Vijayawada. 27 December 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  5. ^ "APSRTC HQ shifts to Vijayawada". The New Indian Express. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.