About Visakhapatnam

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Visakhapatnam ( pronunciation (help•info), Telugu: విశాఖపట్టణం) (sometimes spelled as Vishakhapatnam and often abbreviated to Vizag) is a port city on the southeast coast of India and often called "The Jewel of the East Coast" . With a population of 2,035,690,[1] and occupying 681 square kilometres (263 sq mi),[2] it is the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the third largest city on the east coast of India (after Chennai and Kolkata). Visakhapatnam is located 625 kilometres (388 mi) east of the state capital, Hyderabad. The city is home to severalstate-owned heavy industries and a steel plant; it is one of India's largest seaports and has the country's oldest shipyard. Visakhapatnam has the only natural harbour on the…show more content…
The city corporation plans subways, pedestrian overpasses and flyovers to address traffic problems. A Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) was approved for the city under the JNNURM.[11] This will make use of dedicated lanes for buses, allowing for an efficient, high-speed mode of transport for the public, reducing traffic congestion and improving safety. The project is planned for completion by the end of 2015. A Metro Rail Project has also been planned by GVMC to arrest chaotic traffic condition on the steets. Rail Visakhapatnam Junction Visakhapatnam railway station The first train from Visakhapatnam started in October,1894 . In the beginning, the railway station was situated at One Town near Old post office, behind Laxmi talkies. Later, in 1968, it was shifted to its present location and was called Waltair railway station. Later, around 1987, Mr. D.V Subbarao, the then Mayor of Visakhapatnam, changed the name to Visakhapatnam. The Visakhapatnam railway station is administered by the East Coast Railway ofIndian Railways. It is on the Chennai Central-Howrah Station route, although the main line bypasses the Central Station. Duvvada railway station, a suburban station on the main line (near the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant) is being developed into a satellite hub to improve train service into the city. There
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