Pedagantyada

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Pedagantyada is a neighbourhood in the city of Visakhapatnam, India. It is one of the 46 mandals in Visakhapatnam District. It is under the administration of Visakhapatnam revenue division and the headquarters is located at Pedagantyada beside Gajuwaka. The Mandal is bounded by Mulagada and Gajuwaka mandals. It is a major Suburb in Visakhapatnam and got merged in Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation in 2005. Organisations like Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, and Gangavaram Port are located in this area.[1]

Pedagantyada
Neighbourhood
Pedagantyada is located in Andhra Pradesh
Pedagantyada
Pedagantyada
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 17°39′41″N 83°12′37″E / 17.6615°N 83.2104°E / 17.6615; 83.2104Coordinates: 17°39′41″N 83°12′37″E / 17.6615°N 83.2104°E / 17.6615; 83.2104
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Visakhapatnam
Founded by Government of Andhra Pradesh
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation
Population (2011)
 • Total 95,291
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 530044
Lok Sabha constituency Visakhapatnam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Gajuwaka

Location and Geography[edit]

Pedagantyada is located about 11 km from Visakhapatnam Airport and about 17 km from Visakhapatnam railway station. It lies to the south of Visakhapatnam City and is loosely bordered by Gajuwaka to the west and Parawada to the south, Mulagada to the north, Anakapalle to the southwest, Bay of Bengal to the east.

Transport[edit]

Pedagantyada is well connected by road. It has major District roads connecting it to nearby mandals and Visakhapatnam city. APSRTC runs bus services from Gajuwaka bus station to major parts of the city.

APSRTC routes
Route Number Start End Via
38D Nadupuru Dairy Colony RTC Complex Pedagantyada, New Gajuwaka, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Junction, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
38H Gantyada HB Colony RTC Complex Pedagantyada, New Gajuwaka, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Junction, Birla Junction, Gurudwar
400H Gantyada HB Colony Maddilapalem Pedagantyada, New Gajuwaka, Malkapuram, Scindia, Railway Station, RTC Complex
63 Gangavaram Port RK Beach Pedagantyada, New Gajuwaka, Malkapuram, Scindia, Convent, Town Kotharoad, Jagadamba Centre
210 Gantyada HB Colony Ravindra Nagar Pedagantyada, New Gajuwaka, Malkapuram, Scindia, Convent, Town Kotharoad, Jagadamba, RK Beach, Siripuram, Peda Waltair, Appughar, Hanumanthuwaka
65F Gangavaram Port Fishing Harbour Pedagantyada, New Gajuwaka, Malkapuram, Scindia, Convent, Town Kotharoad, Jagadamba Centre, Collectorate

Organisations[edit]

Organisations like Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Gangavaram Port are located in this area.

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant[edit]

Pylon at Vizag Steel Plant

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, popularly known as Vizag Steel (Telugu: విశాఖ ఉక్కు కర్మాగారం), is an integrated steel producer in Visakhapatnam, India built using German and Soviet technology. The company has grown from a loss-making industry to 3-billion-dollar turnover company registering a growth of 203.6% in just four years. Vizag Steel Plant was conferred Navratna status on 17 November 2010.

On 17 April 1970, the then Prime Minister of India, the late Indira Gandhi, announced the government's decision in the Parliament to establish a steel plant at Visakhapatnam. Planning started by appointing site selection committee in June 1970 and subsequently the committee's report was approved. On 20 January 1971, Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the plant.

Gangavaram Port[edit]

Gangavaram port view

Gangavaram Port, located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, is India's deepest port. Inaugurated in July 2009, it has a depth of 21m. It is managed by Gangavaram Port Ltd. The first client of the Gangavaram Port Ltd. is the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd., which runs the Vizag Steel Plant, and earlier used the Visakhapatnam Port. The Gangavaram Port Ltd. plans to build conveyors for taking imported raw materials directly to the Vizag Steel plant, in order to reduce the railway transportation costs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandal wise list of villages in Visakhapatnam district" (PDF). Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2016.