Visakhapatnam, a City of Destiny, Port City, Steel City, headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), is the largest City in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India and also the third largest City on the East Coast of India, often called as 'The Jewel of the East Coast', popularly known as 'Vizag', is being developed as a Smart City.
|Population||Approximately 22 lakhs|
|State Government||Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ruling in the State of Andhra Pradesh.|
|Central Government||Bharateeya Janata Party (BJP) is ruling at the Center.|
|Civic Body||Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) consisting of 72 municipal wards.|
|Urban Body||Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA).|
|Electricity||Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Co.Ltd. (APEPDCL)|
|Currency||Indian Rupee - sign: ₹ code: INR|
|Time Zone||Indian Standard Time (UTC + 5:30)|
|STD Code / ISD Code||0891 / 0091 or +91|
|Religion||90% of the population are Hindus, remaining Muslims, Christians, Jains, Sikhs.|
|Language||Telugu is the official language. Hindi is also popular language, English is also spoken widely among the people.|
|Climate||Summer - temperature vary from 30 to 40 degress C - Winter 18 to 28 degress C|
Developing Visakhapatnam as a Smart City by Government of India under 100 Smart Cities Project with the help of Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The aim of the Mission Smart City is to efficiently utilise the available Assets, Resources and Infrastructure to enhance the quality of Urban Life and provide a clean and sustainable environment for living and the main focus will be on core infrastructure services like adequate clean Water supply, Power supply, Sanitation, Disaster Management, Solid waste management, Waste water treatment, Efficient urban mobility and Public Transportation, Public Healthcare system, Education, Affordable Housing, robust IT connectivity, e-governance, Safety, Social security. Smart City needs Smart Citizens too, Smart City needs to be Safe City as well for citizens live a smooth life. 9>
1. 24/7 Water supply2. 24/7 Power supply 3. Solar power 4. Underground Drainage & Sanitation 5. Greenary & Cleanliness 6. Affordable Housing especially for the poor - slums free 7. Underground LPG pipelines 8. Underground electricity cables 9. Pollution free environment 10. Prevention / Solution for Beach erosion 11. Solid waste management 12. E-Waste treatment 13. Waste water treatment 14. Disaster Management 15. Law & Order 16. Cyber Security 17. Safety & Security of Citizens 18. Judiciary 19. Robust IT connectivity and Digitalisation - Wifi / OFNC 20. e-governance and Citizen participation 21. Urban mobility and Public Transport 22. Health 23. Education 24. Social & Food Security 25. Playgrounds & Parks 26. Cycling Tracks 27. Multilevel Parking 28. Footpaths for pedestrians 29. Footover Bridges 30. Subways for Pedestrians 31. Repairs/laying new roads and provide LED street lighting 32. Signage 33. Widening the roads