Visakhapatnam, a City of Destiny, Port City, Steel City, is the largest city in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India and also the third largest city on the East Coast of India, headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command, often called as 'The Jewel of the East Coast', popularly known as Vizag, is being developed as a SMART CITY.
The aim of the 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 also needs to be Safe City as well for citizens live a smooth life".
Metro Rail Project
Visakhapatnam is a very peaceful & cosmopolitan city. People from different parts of India and various religions of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, are living together happily. It is a symbol of communal harmony. An ancient Temple, Church and a Masjid built on the same hill in the port area.
Visakhapatnam is located on the eastern shore of India, nestled amongst the hills of Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the East.
It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam District.
Visakhapatnam is the largest city, commercial hub and a financial capital of Andhra Pradesh.
The prominence of the city got highlighted once again when it figured during Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi's US tour to develop it as a Smart City.
The city is known for Heavy Industries, Steel Plant, Seaports, Natural Harbour and Shipyard.
Visakhapatnam Sea Port is one of the largest seaports in India.
The city is the headquarters to Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
Inhabited mostly by fishermen’s communities in earlier times, Visakhapatnam today is the largest city in the present Andhra Pradesh. With industrial and port-based trade and economic activities, the city is a driver of growth for the state. It used to be known by the name of Vizagapatam until the 1930s and 1940s. According to archaeological records, Visakhapatnam was built around the 11th century CE, and the control over the city changed hands between the Chola Dynasty and Gajapati kingdom until it was conquered by the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. Later, it went into the hands of Mughals in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had come under the French rule, the control was passed on to the British in 1804, and it remained under the British rule until independence got in the year 1947.
After independence, the city developed into one of the country’s chief ports and became the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command. Also, Visakhapatnam is a popular tourist destination in South India.
Apart from port-based trade and economic activity, the presence of a number of large public-sector enterprises like Vizag Steel (RINL), BHPV, Vizag Shipyard and HPCL make the city a predominantly industrial one. Formed in the year 1931, Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the oldest chambers of commerce in India.
Visakhapatnam Port & Gangavaram Port
VSEZ, APSEZ, Aganampudi Industrial Park, Brandix Apparel city, Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City.
Madhurawada IT SEZ at Hill Nos. 2 & 3 & IT Park at Hill No. 1 Ghambeeram IT SEZ. Kapulauppada IT Layout.
29.06.2017: The beaches of Visakhapatnam are set to come alive with water sports, shacks, restaurants and jetties as part of a series of projects being taken up by the AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) to make the city a global tourist destination. After opening the beach shacks at Thotlakonda last year, the APTDC is planning to develop the beaches of Mangamaripeta and Yarada along the same lines. (Source: The Hindu e-paper-visakhapatnam city-Dt:29.06.2017) Read More ....
28.06.2017: VUDA Telugu museum fails to draw tourists. Lack of transportation facilities for the tourists to reach the Telugu Samskrutika Niketanam (Telugu cultural museum) atop Kailasagiri has led to a fall in the number of tourists and visitors and subsequently a decrease in the number of interesting audio-visual shows. (Source: The Times of India e-paper-visakhapatnam city-Dt:28.06.2017) Read More ....
Friday (23.06.2017) New Movie Releases. (image source: bookmyshow website)
Visakhapatnam is well connected with most of the places in India & around the World by Road >> more
In Visakhapatnam, there are many Government hospitals and Private Super speciality hospitals >> more
In Visakhapatnam there are two prestigious universities one is ANDHRA UNIVERSITY >> more
There are many beautiful Tourist places, Hotels, Shopping malls, Inox movies in and around Visakhapatnam >> more
There are many pending proposals / projects in IT, Tourism and Industries sectors. >> more
IT Sector needs further push in Vizag Smart City - The city which registered increase in IT exports >> more
Andhra Pradesh Government has new industrial policy, which encourage industrialists >> more
Government/ Private schools, colleges give importance to the Sports & Games by providing >> more
Araku valley, Padmarao garden, Tribal Museum, Borra caves, Ananthagiri Hills, Tyda jungle bells, Butterfly park at Dalpally, Chaparai waterfalls, Kothapally waterfalls, Lambasinghi, Yarada beach, Gangavaram beach, Light house and Kanaka durga temple at Dolphins nose Hill, City Central Park, RK beach, Submarine Museum, VUDA children arena, Visakha Museum, Vuda Park, Lawsons bay beach park, Lumbini park, Tenneti park, Kailasagiri, Health arena foot hills of kailasagiri, Telugu museum atop Kailasagiri, Mudarsarlova Park, Simhachalam Temple, Sagarnagar beach, Bavikonda buddhist heritage site, Thotla konda buddhist complex, Thotlakonda Beach Park, Bojjanna Konda, Pavurala Konda, Rushikonda Beach, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary, Red sand Hills, Bheemili beach and light house.
Bhabha Atomic Research Center - research facility, National Institute of Oceanography.
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College, GITAM University, Damodaram Sanjeevaiah National Law Univeristy (DSNLU), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE).
Visakhapatnam International Air Port.
Visakhapatnam City railway station & Duvvada Railway station.
APSRTC Complex, Dwarakanagar main bus stand, Maddilapalem Bus Depot, Madhurawada Bus Depost and Steel Plant Bus Depot.
Apparel, Pharma, Fertilisers, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Polymers, Ferro Alloys, Steel, Cement, Thermal Power Plant, Sea Food.
Hindustan Shipyard, Vizag Steel Plant, HPCL Refinery, GAIL, BHEL, NTPC Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant, Dredging Corporation of India.
KGH, VIMS, Apollo, Care, Sevenhills, Pradhama, NRI, Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital, Pinnacle, Krishna Hospital,