Vijayawada, located in the bank of the river Krishna, is the Business capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the two metropolitan cities of the state where the other one being Vizag. It is the major business center of the region. The location of the city is ideal for the agricultural related works.


Post-Independence, city witnessed major development in various sectors. The city is located in the middle of the state, and hence is accessible from every other part of the state. Goods and products from the remote areas and satellite towns are brought here for the business purpose. Transport sector is also one of the best in the region. The Railway Junction of Vijayawada is one of the largest Railway Junction in the world.
The soil of the city is very fertile and hence yields around 2 crops in a year. The presence of three agricultural canals makes sure that water is available for agricultural related works throughout the year. The main harvests are rice, wheat, oilseeds, pulses, etc. With the production of these harvests, the respective mills are also present in abundance. Oil mills, rice mills, pulses mills, process the agricultural products and produce the final crops. The crops are then transported to the local and national market via tempos, trucks, and freights.
Vijayawada is one of the largest exporter of mangoes in the country. The superior quality of Alphonso mangoes has a very high price in the international market and is exported to foreign vis sea routes and air routes. Rest of the mangoes are transported to the rest of the part of country.
Automobile building is one of the main production industry of the city. The garment industry, iron industry and hardware small scale industries are the major contributors of the economy of the city. It is the also the major source of employment for the people.
The city has the second largest workshop of the wagons of the Indian Railways. The wagons are transported to the entire nation.
Auto Nagar and Kondapalli Estate are the center of all the manufacturing units of the city. All the automobiles parts are manufactured here and then supplies to wholesale market or other assembling units. These automobile parts manufacturing units are one of the largest in the entire Asia. Power plants and Thermal power plants are also present in these Industrial estates which copes with the energy need of these 800+ manufacturing units.
The units provide employment to the people from all the parts of the nation, hence have a multiethnic population.
The availability of cotton encourages the handloom industry. Many small-scale industry and individual looms are indulged in making the garments. The sector does the business of around 10 crores every day. Textile mills are also present in large numbers in the areas like Governor pet and Besant Road. The finished products are send to wholesale and retail market to further complete the business chain.
Other items produced here are metals, fancy market, pharmacy, fertilizers, edible products, etc.
The major companies present in the estate are BPCL, GAIL, HPCL, IOC, Reliance, etc. It has the potential to grow further and to accommodate new economies like e-commerce and IT services. Establishing Special Economic Zone will encourage the investors of different sectors to invest in the city.
The city is promoting the usage of renewable energy sources. It is one of the city in the state to use biodiesel, alongside Visakhapatnam. The city is covered under Solar/Green Cities scheme launched by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and is one of the 15 cities in the country listed in Pilot Solar Cities.
Vijayawada has good network of roads and is connected with other major cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, etc. NH 16 and Asian Highway 45, passes through the city, making it destination and halt position for all transportations. The Golden Quadrilateral also passes through the city. The presence of these important roads, makes the transportations of goods and services to and from the city and other places much easier. APSRTC, the government road transportation company, provides quality buses for passenger transportations. Private bus operators also provide transport services. Motor-driven auto-rickshaws and manual-driven cycle-rickshaws are the other alternative means of transport within Vijayawada. Private lorries, cars, trucks and two-wheelers are common.
As mentioned above, the Vijayawada railway junction is one of the largest in the world. It acts like a gateway for the east, south and south central division. It is one of the busiest railway station of the region, and passenger as well as cargo trains passes alike.
The cargo trains carry the goods for long distances and supplies it to the assembling units or directly to the markets.
The automobile industry witnessed phenomenal growth over the past decade. With the schemes of government and encouraging plans by the authority, the sector will further grow in the future and will reap profit in the longer run.
Retail business is also prominent in the city. With changing time and the increment in the standard of living of the people has increased their purchasing power. This lured the investors to invest in the real estate and retail sector. The presence of malls, attracts the outlets of national and international retail brands. The expansion of the city and its development as a smart city will generate more employment and revenue in the future.

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