Transport in Guntur

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There are various modes of transportation available in Guntur City and its region. It includes auto rickshaws, bicycles to mass transit systems - such as buses and trains.

Roadways[edit]

NTR Circle in Guntur

The city has many internal roads as well as state and national highways for road connectivity. The Mahatma Gandhi Inner Ring Road is an arterial road of Guntur that starts at National Highway 16 and has a stretch of 6.34 km (3.94 mi), encircles the city and ends on the same highway.[1] State Highway 48 and State Highway 2 are the state highways that connects Chebrolu and Macherla respectively.[2]

The GT Road, JKC College Road, Lakshmipuram Road, Ring Road, Pattabhipuram Road and Palakaluru Road etc., are the city roads.[3][4][5] The Guntur–Amaravati Road,[6] Guntur–Parchoor Road,[7] Guntur–Nandivelugu Road[8] are the inter-district roads.

Public transport[edit]

City bus in the city

Auto rickshaws are the major means of transport for the city commuters. APSRTC introduced new city services in major routes of the city and suburbs as well.[5]

Train transit[edit]

A model train outside the Guntur railway station

Trains are a common mode of transportation in Guntur City and its surroundings. There are many local railway stations to serve the needs of suburban and rural regions. Guntur junction is the main railway station and a divisional headquarter in the (Guntur division) of South Central Railway zone[9] in the south central region.[10] New Guntur railway station is another railway station which is connected to the city and will ease to travel passengers towards cheenai, tirupati and vishakapatnam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AP CM inaugurates phase I & II of Guntur inner ring road". Business Standard (Hyderabad). 16 February 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Road Maps". Roads and Buildings Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "GMC steps up preparations for pushkarams". The Hindu. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "One-stop destination for pilgrims". The Hindu. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "New fleet of city buses in Guntur". The Hindu (Guntur). 20 August 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Guntur hogs limelight, bags two Central institutes". The Hindu. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rathaiah’s biography launched". The Hindu. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "It's rain's turn to torment Guntur". The New Indian Express. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Indian Railways
  10. ^ South Central Railway(Today)