VISHAKHAPATNAM-POST INDEPENDANCE

By Shreya → Sunday, 19 March 2017
It is a coastal port city often called as "the jewel of the east coast" located in Andra-Pradesh. 
It is located on the southeast coast of Bay of Bengal and is surrounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north and the west.It is geographically located at 17°15' and 18°32' northern latitude.It has a total population of 42,88,113.The language spoken in this state is Telugu.


ECONOMY:
The city has developed a lot in the past few years.Initially it was a small fishing village which has now become a major economic hub.It includes all the important sectors like IT,fishing,import and exports etc.The presence of international port has resulted in an increase in trade and commerce in the city.The port here plays an important role because the import export is done through it.This city also has a major tourist destinations which include many caves ,beaches,widelife sanctuaries etc.The defence controlled Hindustan Shipyard built India's first ship Jala Usha. Ports and Shipyard led to many private sectors to set up large-scale industries. Some of them include, Visakhapatnam Export, GAIL, HPCL, BHEL, Hindustan Zinc, Dredging Corporation of India, Coromandel Fertilizers, RINL and LG Polymers, Jindal Stainless Steels, Synergies Castings, Rain Calcining Limited, Reliance, Brandix, Essar Pellet Plant, Andhra (Cements, Petrochemicals and Ferroalloys) Ltd. etc.
Visakhapatnam has a steel plant, whose corporate entity RINL is the second largest state-run steel industry. The capacity of the plant is 6.3MT,  which is planned to become a 20MT plant in the future, the largest plant in a single location. The plant had revenues of 144,570 million (US$2 billion) for 2011–2012 and has about 17,800 employees. 


TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:
BY MEANS OF AIR:
The Vishakhapatnam airport is well connected to all the other cities of the country like Mumbai,Hyderabad Chennai etc.


BY MEANS OF RAIL:
Vishakhapatnam railway station is well network link and connects it to many railheads which falls on the Delhi-Chennai route. It is administered by the East Coast Railway of Indian Railways and is the headquarters for the Waltair Railway Division. It will be de-linked from East Coast Railway once a new railway zone for Andhra Pradesh is formed and will be part of new zone according to AP Reorganisation act 2014.


BY MEANS OF ROAD:
The state owned Andra-Pradesh state road transport corporation runs inter-cityand local buses in the city. It is one of the major cities on the east coast of India connected by NH5, a major highway and a part of the Golden Quadrilateral system of Indian highways connecting Chennai and Kolkata. The city has a broad network of roads. The city has a total road length of 2007.10 km. State owned APSRTC runs buses to various places of the state.

SEAPORTS:
On the east coast of India, Visakhapatnam serves as the gateway waterway for Andhra Pradesh. It has one of the country's largest ports, and the oldest shipyard on the east coast. It is a land-locked harbour, as connected to the sea by a channel cut through rock and sand. Visakhapatnam is one of the busiest ports in India.

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