Rajahmundry


Winner of General Elections 2009 in Rajahmundry is ARUNA KUMAR VUNDAVALLI (INC)

Updated Election Results Details of Rajahmundry


Candidate NamePartySymbolAddressVote
Aruna Kumar Vundavalli INCHandD No. 46-5-55 Uppu Veedhi Jampeta Rajahmundry (T) East Godavari District.357449
M. Murali Mohan TDPBicycle1-118-/G-303 Raghavendra Colony Kondapur Serillingampalli Rangareddy District.355302
Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju PRAPRailway EngineD. No. 5-93 Mogalthuru Mandal Mogalthuru West Godavari District. 534 281.253437
Dr. Paladugu Chandra Mouli LSPWhistleD. No. 4-1-29 Rajaratna Theatre Road Mandapeta East Godavari District.13418
Sanaboina Subhalakshmi INDTableD. No 79-19-12/5 Tilak Road Rajahmundry. East Godavari District.7396
Somu Veerraju BJPLotusD. No. 4-336/24 Diwancheruvu Rajahmundry Rural East Godavari District7123
Vajrapu Koteswara Rao BSPElephantD. No. 31-9-46 Seethamma Lane Rajahmundry East Godavari District.5805
Vasamsetty Nageswara Rao INDCoconutH. No 1-2-343/1/B Domalguda Hyderabad.5219
Meda Srinivas RPC(S)TelevisionD. No. 18-11-7/8 Rajahmundry Rajahmundry East Godavari District.3980
Medapati Papireddy TPPPScissorsD. No. 2-106 DRK Nagar Pedapudi Mandal Gollala Mamidada East Godavari District.2869
Datla Raya Jagapathi Raju PPOIBattery TorchKalavacharla Rajanagaram Mandal Kalavacharla East Godavari District.2437
Mushini Ramakrishna Rao INDBrushD. No 5-3-102 (3) Pilli Subbaraju Street Surya Nagar Amalapuram East Godavari District.1972
Paramata Ganeswara Rao INDRingD. No. 13-7-23 Kotilingalapeta Rajahmundry East Godavari District.1413
Total Votes1017820


Rajahmundry is a city and a municipal corporation in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh state in the Republic of India. Located on the holy banks of River Godavari, it is the fifth largest city in Andhra Pradesh. It is known as cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh as possess a rich cultural past with a flourishing present and a promising future. It was a part of the Madras Province before Indian Independence. The city population is 813,347 and the UA population is 968,341 (as per 2009 suvey).

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History

Its original name being Rajamahendri or Rajamahendravaram, it was the second capital of many known Kannada Kingdoms. The Chalukya ruler Rajaraja Narendra ruled this city around 1022. The city has traces of 11th century fine palaces and fort walls. However, new archeological evidence suggests that the city may have existed far before the Chalukyas. [1] The original name underwent a gradual metamorphosis with the name changed to Rajahmundry during the British rule. Nannayya, the poet laureate also called 'Adi Kavi' (The first Poet) of Telugu belonged to this place.[1] He, along with Tikkana and Yerrana, was responsible for the translation of Jaya, Sanskrit version of Mahabharata, into Telugu. Kandukuri Veeresalingam, who was a social reformer and also the author of Rajashekhara Charithra, the first Telugu novel, was also from Rajahmundry. Shri Avasarala Rama Rao, a founding member of the Jana Sangh and leading lawyer in the 60s, was from Rajahmundry.[citation needed] The city was one of biggest city in South India up to 19th century. It was the centre of revolutions in Andhra during British rule. Many of the major leaders before independence made this city as base for their activities.[citation needed]

Geography

Rajahmundry is located at 16°59'N 81°47'E? / ?16.98°N 81.78°E? / 16.98; 81.78.[2] with an average elevation of 14 metres (45 feet). There is a lot of paddy and sugarcane cultivation in the area. River Godavari flows through the west of Rajahmundy. Rajahmundry has a tropical climate and therefore does not experience distinct seasons. The mean maximum temperature is 36 °C. The hottest season is from April to June, and the temperature ranges between 34 °C to 48 °C. The coolest months are December and January, and the maximum temperature ranges from 27 °C to 30°C in this season. The highest temperature recorded in the area was 50 °C in May, 1998.[3] The Rajahmundry traps which are part of the Deccan Traps are located on Godavari river, on its west side banks, adjacent to Rajahmundry.[3] These traps made the area interesting to geologists.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census[4], Rajahmundry had a population of 653,987 with males and females sharing the population almost equally. Rajahmundry has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy being 74%, and female literacy 66%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Climate

The climate is mostly hot and humid. The temperature ranges between 42°-50° during the months of May,June in summer. There is more amount of rain due to monsoon and cyclones of Bay of Bengal. The months of November, December and January are comparatively pleasant with temperatures of 18C to 32C°.

Attractions

The biggest attraction in Rajahmundry is River Godavari. The two bridges are the most attractive long bridges found in Andhra Pradesh. There are many beautiful ghats and parks on the river bank. Sir Arthur Cotton had great plans for Rajahmundry but he decided to build a dam in Dowleswaram due to its proximity to a hill that suited his purpose. The dam consisted of four divisions: Dowleswaram Division, Ryali Branch Division, Madduru division and Vijeswaram division. This was in all 900 yards (800 m) long and 9 feet (3 m) high. It was a great moment in the life of this great man to achieve this rare feat. Asia's largest rail-cum-road bridge on the river Godavari linking Kovvur and Rajahmundry is considered to be an engineering feat. The First Godavari Rail Bridge was built in the year 1897, under the supervision of Er. Walton, a British Engineer, across the mighty River Godavari connecting East Godavari with West Godavari. Stretching for three kilometres, constructed with stone masonry and steel girders, this bridge served the trains plying between Chennai and Howrah. With the increased traffic in goods and passengers, a rail-cum-road bridge was built a quarter century ago across the downstream of the river.A third railway bridge was built recently as the bridge built in 1897 is not suitable for railway trafic. The Dowleswaram bridge across the Godavari is seven kilometres south of Rajahmundry. Rallabandi SubbaRao museum has an amazing collection of artifacts including coins, sculpture, pottery, inscriptions and palm-leaf manuscripts. It is also one of the Hindu pilgrimages. There are a number of temples here like the Kotilingalu (10 million Sivalingas) temple on the bank of the river Godavari. The city hosts holy congregations called the Pushkaram[2] that takes place only once in every 12 years, which brings together millions of people from all over the country to take a holy dip in the river. It generally lasts for 12 days and people over prayers and make offerings to their departed family members. The last time it was celebrated in 2003 August. It was estimated that about 3.4 crores people took a holy dip here in Rajahmundry. In the time of pushkaram it is believed that if you take a holy dip you will get rid of all your sins and get blessing from god. A huge Krishna temple has been constructed by the ISKCON foundation on the banks of Godavari. Popularly called as Gowthami Ghat, it is a major attraction for young population as a recreational center. Papi Hills and it surroundings located near Rajahmundry is a visual treat to the spectators. There is a village called Perantala Palli on papi hills, which is visited by every person who goes there, because of its beautiful waterfall. Boat Cruise on River Godavari to Papikondalu ( as popularly known ) or Papi Hills is a major attraction of this city. A/c & Non a/c Cruise Boats operate to take you to a fantastic trip of amazing scenic locations of Papi Kondalu. Another spot is Pattiseema. Pattiseema is known for its natural beauty. Many film shootings on R.Godavari happen here. It is also a belief that films shot in this location will be a hit. And Pedapatnam Lanka is a beautiful place. It is called as Konaseema which lustres with greenery. Many places in konaseema are rich sources of oil and natural gas.

PAPIKONDALU (PAPI HILLS)Tour Information =

TO visit the pappikondalu the packages avaliable are 1)Rajahmundry to papaikondalu and return back to rajahmundry(to and fro) 2)Bhadrachalam to Papikondalu and return back to bhadrachalam(to and fro) 3)Rajahmundry to bahadrachalam via papikondalu(one way) 4)Bhadrachalam to rajahmundry via papikondalu(one way) Contact Details Rajahmundry:9441390539,9908349924 Bhadrachalam:9440257037,9603646102

Places of Interest

Damerla Ramarao Art Gallery ( International Art Gallery) , Rallbandi Subbarao Archaeological Museum, Gowthami Library (research), Nedunuri Gangadharam Trust ( Telugu Folklore collection) are notable places of Rajahmundry. Rajahmundry Central Jail, which was Dutch Fort once is one of the biggest jails in Andhra Pradesh is renouned for transforming the prisoners in to a well behaved and responsible citizens.

Non-Commercial Projects

To provide comprehensive information about Rajahmundry in February, 2007 Project Vyas [5] has started. It is wholly sponsored by Vyas Information Center which specializes in directory services and Virtual Working. Part of Project Vyas a blog Rajahmundry Live is dedicated to publish events and news of Rajahmundry.

Notable Personalities

Sri Kandukuri Veeresalingam (1848-1919) , renowned social reformer and is widely considered as the 
man who first brought about a renaissance in Telugu
people and Telugu literature. He worked for the upliftment of women.
Dr. Karri Rama Reddy, an educationist with a variety of accredited professional qualifications (Medical doctor-psychiatrist, computer engineer, lawyer, management guru, writer), whose name has been entered into Limca Book of Records belongs to Rajahmundry.[6] A bollywood actress turned politician, Mrs. Jayaprada and a tollywood actress of yesteryears, Mrs. Jamuna and tollywood comedian, Mr. Ali hail from Rajahmundry. Justice Mr. Mamidanna Jagannadha Rao, Former chairman of Law Commission hails from Rajahmundry Adi narayana J.Venkat Ratnam (Advocate), the senior most advocate in and around Rajahmundry also one of the most prominent lawyers in Andhra Pradesh.

Hospitals

The first Multi speciality hospital Swatantra hospitals located near the famous kambal park was established in 1987 by eminent surgeon Dr.Ganni Bhaskara rao M.S, who also introduced laproscopy for the first time in the city. An extension of the hospital Swatantra Cancer institute was established which has the latest linear accelerator (LINAC). Andhra Pradesh's First Super speciality Hospital is also located in Rajahmundry. Founded by Dr AV Subbarao, DM, Cardiologist, SV Heart Care Centre is located in Syamala Nagar, in pristine surroundings. The hospital caters to the needs of heart patients from 3 districts of East and West Godavari districts, Khammam and parts of Orissa and Chattisgarh. The hospital was founded with the main objective of Preventive Cardiology. Manasa Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital established in 1980 by Dr. Karri Rama Reddy is the first of its kind for the neighbouring four districts. Manasa hospital has catered its services for nearly 1 Lakh patients. Medicare Hospital[7] offers super speciality services in Plastic Surgery[8], Microvascular and handsurgery. Medicare Hospital also offers Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Fertility Services[9]. It has pioneered in Microvascular reconstructive surgery with Orthopaedic and Maxillofacial surgery, Cosmetic Surgery. It is located in Gandhipuram-3 Allu Ramalingayya Homeo college is one of the prestigious colleges in Andhrapradesh which is located near Government Arts College.It is also providing free services to charitable organizations.

Cloth and gold business

People from different places come here to purchase clothes. In and around Rajahmundry there are many cooperative handloom houses where we can get fine quality of Sarees with different designs and borders, suiting and shirting’s in large varieties of cloths from cotton to silk. In fact Rajahmundry is the second biggest cloth market in India, next only to Mumbai. Of all the cloth makers around Rajahmundry, the Bandarulanka production unit is famous for sarees, with Gold/Silver bordered hand woven. Rajahmundry has the Mahatma Gandhi Cloth Complexes which is one of the biggest cloth shopping complexes in Asia. Notable Retail shops in Rajahmundry are Bommana Rajkumar, Chandana Brothers, Tummidi Brothers.These stores have done wonderful business for past decades and created their own mark in cloth business. These businesses are family owned and many of the retailers and wholesellers in cloth businesses can be track down to a family name and castes. They have expanded to other areas of state with their own brands setting up branches in Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam. Even though the world is shivering under pressure of economic slowdown Rajahmundry is still expanding its businesses as it's revenues are mostly from agricultural community. Rajahmundry still luring major business houses to establish their businesses. Brands like Raymonds, Bombay Dyeing, Vimal are having their exclusive showrooms. Kalaniketan which is known as preferred shopping destination for women has started their branch in Rajahmudry. [10] Kalaniketan is having many branches in India and USA. The gold/silver market of Rajahmundry is famous in AP. Jetty Jewellers is one of the biggest jewelery stores in town. Titan the well known brand from Tatas has their own showroom of branded jewelery and watches.

Computers & New Technology

People here are always ready to use the latest technology. Many computers sales & service shops are here with healthy competition. Branded computers like Lenovo, Compaq, Dell, HP, HCL, LG, Wipro, Zenith have their showrooms and servicing centers here serving both the east and west Godavari districts. Many assemblers are selling computers at very reasonable prices. Many service centers are also providing all brands of computer services. With BSNL[11] having spread its wings by providing Broadband through cable and wireless many domestic and commercial users are staying connected with Internet. Reliance, VSNL, Gorantla Cablenet, Metamax[12] ( Railtel associate) Essel, Sify are also providing Internet services which is giving consumers of Rajahmundry different options to chose. ISPs are falling mainly in three categories. 1) Wireline: BSNL, Reliance, TATA 2) Wireless: BSNL, Reliance, Tata, Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Metamax, Essel, Sify 3) Cablenet: Gorantla Cablenet. Many Internet Cafe's are spread all over Rajahmundry with high speed Internet access and also working as Business centers providing Courier, Fax, Xerox, lamination, binding, DTP, printing services. Best and biggest is Reliance hub with all the facilities with modern conferencing infrastructure and high speed Internet access. Sify has started their Internet Hubs in many places of Rajahmudry throug franchising. Some Internet cafes like Srinet[13] are coming up offering ultra modern facilities like Remote Printing [14]. Vyass Information Center providing services like Directory Services, Web hosting, Domain Registration, Internet Marketing, Telecommuting, Virtual Assistance, Corporate Training and Support. These new ventures being started by smart young graduates in easily accessible locations.

Industrial development

Rajahmundry also hosts a few corporates and multinationals as part of its industrial development, such as, ITC Ltd, ILTD Division,[15], GlaxoSmithKline[16], Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills [17], Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC),Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) etc. With thousand's of crores of rupees flowing in for the whole East godavari district, this city is all set to be the center of industrialization.

Educational institutions

Through the history, Rajahmundry is a well crafted city with educational jewels (Institutions) from the rule of Rajaraja Narendra to its glorious present. Recollect the song from movie "Andhra Kesari" which says "Vedamla Ghoshinche Godavari, Amara Dhamamla Bhasille Rajahmahendri". On the holy banks of Godavari, Rajahmundry has produced no of greatest personalities through its historical and popular institutes. Government Arts College in Rajahmundry was founded more than 150 years ago. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Former President of India worked at Govt Arts College. The Institutes founded by great reformer Kandukuri Veeresalingam Panthulu have now grown into large colleges and organisations. SKR Women's college is famous for its huge campus and the excellent teaching facilities. The B.Ed Training Institute is one of the oldest in India. Bala Vigjana Mandir ( B.V.M High School ) is one of the reputed english medium schools catering educational needs to many children in and around the city. The city has a Medical College ( GSL Medical College ), Engineering Colleges GIET ( Godavari Institute of Engg and Technology ),CIET ( Chaitanya Inst of Engg and Technology ), RIT ( Rajmahendri Inst of Engg and Technology ), MNR Engg College, Prakash's Pragathi Engg college, two law colleges, a dental college and a number of prestigious degree colleges. MBA college and MCA college are starting from 2008 academic year.The petroleum university UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY STUDIES has it's regional centre in the city.It is located in GIET campus. Central Tobacco Research Institute [18] headquarters is situated in Rajahmundry. Regional Filaria Training and Research Centres [19] is also located in Rajahmundry. Vyass Information Center, [20] is the first computer training center specializing in Virtual Working in India.

Transportation

  • Rajahmundry is well connected to all parts of the state. NH-5 passes by this place so it as an excellent road connectivity to all important places like Dwarapudi( Holy place ), Kakinada ( district head quarters ), and Amalapuram town.it is centre city for both godavari districts.
  • City is also well connected by railway. All the trains in Howarah-Chennai stop here. It is also connected by a number of trains from Hyerabad.
  • Rajahmundry is found its place in the airline arena also and anybody can reach from anywhere around the world through flights from Chennai and Hyderabad. These 2 nos flights are being run by Deccan Airlines. Airport is situated near Madhurapudi which is 10 kms away from the heart of the city. Government proposed a 200cr santion for the benefit of night landing facility along with a terminal constuction work soon to take shape.

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