A.P Transport

Andhra Pradesh Transport


The major cities of A.P which have developed a well network of the following transport systems








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Andhra Pradesh has all four modes of Transportation available viz. Road, Rail, Air and Water.


There are National and state highways joining State capitals and district head quarters respectively. State Governments A.P.S.R.T.C is coined as the best for its services and maintenance nation wide. There are 2,949 km of National highways passing through Andhra Pradesh. In total the length of all the roads in Andhra Pradesh is nearly 1,25,768 km.

N.H 5: The longest of this is N.H no:5 which is often called as Grand Trunk road or G.T road joining the cities Calcutta and Chennai. This highway passes through places Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Guntur and Nellore covering a distance of 1011 km. 
N.H 7: This national highway has a distance of 772 km in Andhra Pradesh passing through Adilabad, Nizamabad, Medak, Hyderabad, Kurnool and Anantapur. This highway joins Nagpur city with Bangalore.
N.H 9: This national highway connects the two major cities Pune and Vijayawada. The distance covered in the state is 392 km.
N.H 4: This national highway connects the two major cities Bangalore and Madras covering a distance of 84 km only in the state.

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The state has South central railways with its head quarters at Secunderabad. The state is divided in to three railway zones, which are S.C.R, Southern railways and Southeastern railways. The total length of the railway lines in Andhra Pradesh is nearly 4,713 km. There are 661 railway stations situated in Andhra Pradesh.  

South Central Railways

South central railways divisional offices are situated at Secunderabad, Sholapur, Hubli, Vijayawada and Guntur. S.C.R covers a distance of 3,812 km in the state. Vijayawada Railway junction is the biggest one in Andhra Pradesh and acts as a junction which connects North and South Indian rail routes.   

 Major Rail Routes


Chennai - Calcutta:
This route connects Chennai and Calcutta cities passing through Gudur, Nellore, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry and Waltair stations in Andhra Pradesh.

Chennai - Mumbai:
This route connects Chennai and Mumbai cities passing through Renigunta, Nandalur, Cuddapah and Gunthakal stations.

Chennai - Delhi:
This route connects Chennai and Delhi cities passing through Gudur, Nellore, Vijayawada and Kazipet stations in Andhra Pradesh

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Andhra’s long sea board stretching nearly 966 km from Srikakulam district in the North to Nellore district in the South was once served with great deal in local transportation. The rivers Krishna and Godavari also provide transportation facilities along with their canals. The longest is Krishna canal ranging to 995 km, Godavari ranging to 800 km, Buckingham canal ranging to 410 km and K.C canal with 120 km cater transportation of goods and public alike.


Andhra Pradesh is having eight seaports out of which Vishakapatnam port is the major one followed by Kakinada, Machilipatnam, Kalingapatnam, Vadarevu Bhimunipatnam, Narsapuram, and Krishnapatnam ports.

Vishakapatnam Port:
This is the natural port formed with a mountain called Dolphin nose. This port started its operations in 1933 and kept developing. Hindustan Shipyard is located in this port building cargo and Naval ships. 

Kakinada Port:

This port is situated in East Godavari district. Ships carrying cargo are made to anchor at a distance of 8 km from the coast and small boats are used to transfer the goods from the ships to offshore. This port is a medium port, at Nakkalapudi  there exists a light house which is 7 km from Kakinada.

Machilipatnam Port:

This port is situated in Krishna district that was once the prime center for sea merchandise. Government of Andhra Pradesh is taking adequate measures in developing this port for medium scale operations.

Kalingapatnam Port:

Situated at 29 km from Srikakulam district, this is a minor port. Ships are made to halt at a distance of 3 km from the shore and tiny boats are utilized for the goods transportation.

Bhimunipatnam Port:

This port is in Vishakapatnam district. The lighthouse here is famous for navigating ships on shore and the light can be seen from 17 km distance.

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The fastest way of reaching the destination is possible only by Air. Andhra Pradesh is having a major airport and 3 medium scaled and 4 minor type airport for the people. 

Hyderabad Airport:
Hyderabad has become the software destination and people flying off to different countries are at an average are more from Andhra Pradesh alone. At Hyderabad airport there are many flights to many destinations. Government is proposing to convert this airport to the international standards.

The remaining Airports are at Tirupathi, Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada which are used for domestic traveling. Flights frequency is at regular basis.  Other Airports are at Rajahmundry, Cuddapah, Donakonda and Warangal. These Airports are used in Special cases. All these Airports are under the Ministry of Civil Aviation Ministry Union Government.
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