Transport in Vijayawada

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Public Transport map of Vijayawada

There are various modes of transportation available in Vijayawada and its region. It includes auto rickshaws, bicycles to mass transit systems – such as buses and trains. Most of the city commuters uses private transit when compared to public.

Roadways[edit]

Bus Rapid Transit System road in Vijayawada

The city has a total road length of 1,264.24 km (785.56 mi), covering 1,230.00 km (764.29 mi) of municipal roads, 22.74 km (14.13 mi) of R&B (Roads & Buildings) department roads, 11.50 km (7.15 mi) of National Highways.[1] M.G. Road and Eluru road are the main arterial roads of the city.[2] Benz Circle is one of the busiest road junctions in the city with an average of 57,000 vehicles crossing daily, The junction has the intersection of two national highways of NH 16 and NH 65.[3]

Public transport[edit]

Bus Transit is the major mode of passenger transport in the city. PNBS is the major bus station in the city[4].  Vijayawada Bus Rapid Transit System was partially operational. APS RTC operates buses to major parts of the country and also operates Intercity transport (City Bus Services). Apart from these there are 3 Minor Bus stations namely, Autonagar bus station[5], KR market bus station[6] & Ibrahimpatnam bus station[7].

There are close to 8,500 auto rickshaws operating in the city,[8] and the number may be as high as 13,000 by including suburbs.[9] To decrease the environmental impact, eco-friendly E-rickshaws were introduced in the city.[10] The civic authority came up with an idea of women driven autos named as, She Autos.[11]

Indian Railways WAG locomotive at Vijayawada railway station

Train Transit is the major mode of transportation in the city, as the city is a major transportation hub in India.[12] The city of Vijayawada has several satellite stations such as, Gannavaram, Gunadala, Krishna Canal, Ramavarappadu,[13] Kondapalli, Rayanapadu,[14] Madhura Nagar,[15] Nidamanuru[16]

Suburban and high speed rail[edit]

A proposed circular train connectivity would connect Vijayawada with neighbouring cities of Guntur, Tenali, Mangalagiri and the state capital, Amaravati.[17][18]

Airways[edit]

Vijayawada Airport is located at Gannavaram, suburb of Vijayawada located at a distance of 20 km from the heart of the city. It had been given international status.[19]

Annual passenger traffic and aircraft movements at Vijayawada Airport
Year Passenger traffic Aircraft movement
Passengers Percent
change
Aircraft
movements
Percent
change
2017–18 746,392[20] +19.9% 11,999 [21] +16.1%
2016–17 622,354[22] +56.1% 10,333[23] +54.8%
2015–16 398,643[24] +71.9% 6,676[25] +43.9%
2014–15 231,931[24] NA 4,639[25] NA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Roads in each ULB of Andhra Pradesh". Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Pedestrians crossing roads at the mercy of motorists". The Hindu. 31 October 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  3. ^ "AC Metro Liners Prove to be Unviable for RTC". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  4. ^ "APS RTC major bus stations". www.apsrtc.gov.in. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. ^ ilyas, md (13 October 2018). "Bandar road to be widened to 100 feet width". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Post facelift Avatar Park to attract more footfalls". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  7. ^ Voice, Amaravati. "Various Types of APSRTC Bus Passes to Students and How to Apply". www.amaravativoice.com. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Vijayawada cops moot new auto numbering system". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  9. ^ India, The Hans (8 February 2017). "CNG scarcity hits livelihood of auto drivers". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  10. ^ Varma, P. Sujatha. "E-rickshaw hits Vijayawada roads". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  11. ^ "She autos roll out in style in city". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 5 December 2015. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2 June 2019.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ India, The Hans (12 January 2019). "Vijayawada Junction to have dozen platforms". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  13. ^ Srinivas, Rajulapudi (21 September 2016). "Train services to be partially affected for nine days". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  14. ^ Papasani, Phanindra (29 March 2016). "Four satellite stations and additional 500 trains for Krishna Pushkarams". Times of India. Vijayawada. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  15. ^ INDIA, THE HANS (8 March 2016). "Plea to develop 3 railway stations for Pushkaram". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  16. ^ Gopi, D. (8 November 2014). "Facelift for Vijayawada railway junction". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  17. ^ "High-speed rail for new capital". Deccan Chronicle. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Circular trains to connect capital towns with Amaravati". The Times of India. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Vijayawada airport gets international status; flights to abroad soon". Deccan Chronicle. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. p. 2. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  23. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  24. ^ a b "Traffic News for the month of March 2016: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. p. 2. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  25. ^ a b "Traffic News for the month of March 2016: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. p. 2. Retrieved 5 May 2018.