|Winner of General Elections 2009 in Vijaywada is LAGADAPATI RAJA GOPAL (INC)|
|Lagadapati Raja Gopal||INC||Hand||D.NO. 32-2-10C MADHU NAGAR MOGHALRAJA PURAM VIJAYAWADA||429394|
|Vamsi Mohan Vallabhaneni||TDP||Bicycle||D.NO. 1-150/4B GANNAVARAM GANNAVARAM MANDAL KRISHNA DISTRICT||416682|
|Rajiv Chanumolu||PRAP||Railway Engine||D.NO. 2-746 CHANAMOLU STREET VELAGALERU G.KONDURU MANDAL KRISHNA DT||164666|
|Devineni Kishore Kumar||LSP||Whistle||NAGARJUNA VIDHYA SAMSTHALU KONDAPALLI VILLAGE 521228 KRISHNA DISTRICT||20880|
|Laka Vengala Rao Yadav||BJP||Lotus||FOF-3 PAVAN SAI ENCLAVE VIJAYAWADA-13||15951|
|Boppa Venkateswara Rao||IND||Road Roller||14-35/1 KOTA CENTRE MYLAVARAM 521 230 KRISHNA DISTRICT||6978|
|Bolisetty Haribabu||IND||Coconut||D.NO. 41-18-57A TIRUMALA RAO STREET KRISHNALANKA VIJAYAWADA 520 013||5608|
|Veerla Sanjeeva Rao||IND||Ring||D.NO. 4-18-21/A RAMARAO STREET LAMBADI PET VIJAYAWADA-9||4615|
|Sistla Narasimha Murthy||BSP||Elephant||59A-4-12A POSTAL COLONY PATAMATA||4585|
|Raghava Rao Jakka||PPOI||Television||32-26-81 PYRAMID HOUSE MACHAVARAM VIJAYAWADA||3227|
|Senapathi Chiranjeevi||IND||Ceiling Fan||D.NO. 22-15/1-88-21 MADHURA NAGAR VIJAYAWADA||2803|
|Jakka Taraka Mallikharjuna Rao||IND||Camera||D.NO. 3-20/3M SIVA ENCLAVE PLOT NO TF-4 S.S.S. COLONY GOLLAPUDI 521 225 KRISHNA DISTRICT||2419|
|Appikatla Jawahar||IND||Gas Stove||D.NO. 4-13-18 JOSEPH STREET LAMBADIPET VIJAYAWADA||1931|
|Shaik Mastan||IND||Candles||D.NO. 20-112 KANAKA DURGA TEMPLE AREA||1884|
|Deverasetty Ravindra Babu||IND||Sewing Machine||D.NO. 31-22-9 POTHINENI VARI STREET MACHAVARAM VIJAYAWADA-4||1596|
|Baipudi Nageswara Rao||IND||Batsman||D.NO. 43-144-5 AJIT SINGH NAGAR VIJAYAWADA-15||1400|
|Venkata Rao P.||IND||Slate||D.NO. 28-22-25 ARUNDALPET REHMAN STREET VIJAYAWADA-2||1033|
|Perupogu Venkateswara Rao||IND||Nagara||D.NO. 40-17/1-166B LABBIPET VIJAYAWADA||927|
|Krishna Murthy Sunkara||IND||Jug||D.NO. 9-71 NEAR VINAYAK TEMPLE SIVALAYAM STREET MYLAVARAM VILLAGE & MANDAL KRISHNA DT||868|
|Devireddy Ravindranatha Reddy||IND||Battery Torch||D.NO. 48-136-9A GAYATRI NIVAS AJIT SINGH NAGAR COLONY VIJAYAWADA||850|
HistoryThe discovery of Stone Age Artifacts remains along the banks of the river from Machilipatnam to Nagarjuna Sagar indicates that this area was inhabited at that time. Vijayawada is also a centre of Andhra culture, and is a religious center. The Chalukyas of Kalyan once conquered this place, and the famous Chinese Xuanzang (Hsuan-tsang) had visited this place in 639 AD when Buddhism was at its zenith in the region.Kings Choda Gangadeva and Ananga Bhimadeva of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in the 12th century whose capital was in modern Bhubaneswar and who built the Lingaraja temple had re-annexed considerable part of modern Andhra region and marched up to Godavari but could not cross the wide river bed. He established a town 'Vijaya Bahuda' which means 'return after winning' which became known as Vijayawada. During the British Raj the city experienced significant growth. In particular, the completion of the Prakasam Barrage in 1959, and railway bridge on the Krishna River have helped the region expand its agriculture and commercial base. Vijayawada Railway station is one of the busiest railway junctions in India. The regions around the city have fertile soil and are irrigated by the river Krishna.
- A legend narrates that during Dwapara Yuga, Arjuna performed penance for Lord Shiva's Darshan, to gain Pasupathashtra in this location. Lord Shiva, along with Parvathi, appeared in the form of tribal people and blessed Arjuna.
- Another legend states that Durga rested here after killing a Rakshasa and since she was victorious (Vijaya), the place got its name as Vijayawada.
- One another legend states that this place was known as Vijaya-vatica, which translates to "Land of Victory" but this became "Vijayawada" over the ages.
- One another legend states that "Krishnaveni" (River Krishna) requested Arjuna to make a passage to Bay of Bengal. Arjuna made a hole (Bezzam) through mountains. Hence the name Bejjamwada has come into existence. Bejjamwada become Bezawada over a period of time. In 19th century, Bezawada was renamed to Vijayawada.
- According to some records, Vijayawada got the name Bezawada because of the British. A local story says that the British found it difficult to pronounce the name and so they they tried to remodel it. At that time,the British found a lot of breeze in that area and so they called it "Breezewada". It later on came to be known as Bezawada
GeographyVijayawada is bounded by the Indrakiladri Hills on the west and the Budameru River on the north. The Northern, North-Western, and South-Western parts of the city are covered by a low range of hills, while the Central, South-Western and North-Western parts are covered by rich and fertile agriculture lands with three major irrigation canals. The topography of Vijayawada is flat, with a few small to medium sized hills. The Krishna River runs through the city. These hills are part of the Eastern Ghats cut through by the Krishna river. They have very low elevation compared to the average elevation of the ghats. Three canals originating from the north side of the Prakasham barrage reservoir, Eluru, Bandar and Ryves, run through the city. Vijayawada is the only city in the world with two rivers, Krishna, Budameru, and three canals. Buckingham Canal originates from the south side of the reservoir. Due to the presence of the Krishna river the soil around here is very fertile and cultivated intensively. The climate is tropical, with hot summers and moderate winters. The peak temperature reaches 49 C in May-June, while the winter temperature is between 17-25 C. The average humidity is 68% and the average annual rainfall is 965 mm. Vijayawada gets its rainfall from both the south-west monsoon and north-east monsoon. It's nicknamed "Blazewada" for its scorching summer heat by the Britishers.
Kondapalli Forest11 km from the western outskirts of Vijayawada lies the Kondapalli reserve forest, spread over 121.5 km² (30,000 acres). The forest provides Vijayawada with a "green lung". This pristine forest is home to leopards, wild dogs, jackals, wild boar, wolves etc.. hills produce a soft wood is used for preparing toys of Kondapalli. They are of varied designs such as dancing toys, playing toys and so on.Elaprolu is the best place
DemographicsVijayawada is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh after Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. According to 2001 census, the population of the city is 1,451,282 (agglomeration 1,639,518) (2001 census) and 2,025,436 (agglomeration 2,461,152) (2006 census).
Civic administrationThe city of Vijayawada is run by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation .The Municipality of Vijayawada (Bezawada) was constituted on 1st APR, 1888 and was upgraded as a selection grade municipality in the year 1960. The municipality was upgraded to a corporation in 1981. With the merger of Gunadala, Patamata and Bhavanipuram village panchayats and two villages payakapuram and Kundavari kandrika in the corporation in 1985. The total area of the corporation is 61.8km². The city is divided into 59 political wards. An elected body headed by the Mayor performs the Administration of the Corporation. The Commissioner acts as the executive head, and oversees the day to day functioning of the local body. The commissioner who is a (IAS) officer of Joint collector rank is appointed by the state government. It has a dedicated Sub-Collector's office for Administration of State and Central Government Programmes. The staff strength of the corporation is just over 5000. The Vijayawada City Police is headed by a Police Commissioner, who is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of DIG rank.
EconomyThe region around the city has fertile soil and irrigation is supported by the river Krishna and its canals. Major crops include sugarcane, Rice and Mango. Vijayawada is famous for automobile body building, garment, iron and hardware small scale industries. Small scale automotive industries 'Jawahar Autonagar', was the largest automobile township in Asia for sometime. The main markets are situated in the old city (formerly called One Town) and near Besant Road. It is estimated that nearly INR 10 crores of garment business takes place in the Vastralatha building alone in the One Town on a daily basis. Garments are mainly sold in Besant Road and Governor Pet, but now this activity is also happening in the malls that have come up in Labbipet and M.G. Road areas.Some of the famous shopping malls established on M.G.Road include, Kalanikethan Shopping mall, Chandana Grand, R.S.Brothers, Kalanjali, Chermas and M&M. The city has many wholesale businesses. They include garments, iron market, pulses, cereals, and other edible products, fancy markets, fertilizers, mango exports, pharmacy, metal and so on. The city is one of the busiest and crowded places due to its strong commercial hold in the entire state. Vijayawada is called the 'Commerce Hub' of the Andhra state, for it provides the right environ for all the agricultural and industrial goods to be transported in/out and traded in one single place. Vijayawada is the busiest railway junction in South India, and is second biggest junction in India and only railway station to have escalators after New Delhi. The fact that Vijayawada is well connected through railways keeps it the main hub of commercial activities.
Information technologyThe city has a strong educational infrastructure but the IT industry is yet to grow. There are about 32 IT firms in Vijayawada, which generated revenues of approximately Rs.56 crores (Rs 56,00,00,000) in 2007-2008 fiscal year. Some of the IT companies here are Efftronics, PB Systems and The UX Group. The APIIC is setting up an IT park/SEZ at Gannavaram, 20km from the city, next to the airport, to facilitate the growth of the IT industry in this region. The construction firm, L&T, was awarded the contract for developing this IT park with a budget of Rs 300 crores. The IT park can facilitate employment of up to 10,000 IT professionals. Another IT park with an area of 40 acres (160,000 m2) is being set up by VGTM-UDA in Mangalagiri.
TransportVijayawada is an important link connecting the three regions of Andhra Pradesh and is a major transit point. Two National Highways, the National Highway 5 from Chennai to Kolkata and the National Highway 9 from Machilipatnam to Mumbai pass through the city connecting it to other parts of the country. Another National highway 221 connects the city to Jagdalpur in Madhya Pradesh state. It is connected to other areas of the state, by state highways and district roads.
AirThe domestic airport located at Gannavaram, about 10-km, from the city connects Vijayawada to Hyderabad, Madras, Rajahmundry and Bangalore. Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines are the two airlines flying to and from Vijayawada.
RailSituated along the Madras- Howrah and Madras-Delhi rail route, Vijayawada is the biggest railway junction of the South Central Railway. Vijayawada junction had been given A-1 status by the central government.Krishna canal junction, Madhuranagar, Gunadala, Rayanapadu, Kondapalli and Ramavarappadu are the other railway stations in the city.Vijayawada is the busiest railway junction in South India, and is second biggest junction in India and only railway station to have escalators after New Delhi.
RoadVijayawada is well connected to the rest of the country by National Highways — NH-5 and NH-9. Good motorways connect Vijayawada with all the places within the state and also with the major cities in India. Transport by road from Vijayawada to all the places of interest is available in the form of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) buses. There are huge number of buses that run between Vijayawada and Hyderabad 24 hours-a-day and 365 days-a-year, unlike the rest of transportation in the state. Local commute within the city is a breeze as all major streets are connected with the Local Public Bus Transit( City Buses ) operated by APSRTC. Motor driven auto(rickshaw)s and manual driven (cycle)rickshaws are the other alternative means of transport within Vijayawada. Private lorries (trucks), cars and two-wheelers (motorcycles and scooters) abound as well. Public and private bus operators provide transport services to various parts of the country. Vijayawada also has one of the biggest bus terminals in the country, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Bus Station in Vijayawada is an important link in connecting the three regions of Andhra Pradesh, biggest in Asia and is a major transit point.It was inaugurated on sept 23 1990 and was called Telugu Satavahana Prayana Pranganam. It is also called the "City that never sleeps" with reference to railways. The domestic airport located at Gannavaram, connects Vijayawada to Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, Chennai and Bangalore by air.
CultureThere are business groups like the Sindhi and the Rajasthani in the city. They are concentrated in One-Town, the old town-nucleus. There are Tamils and Malayalis. There is a Tamil association operating here. A few students of Tibetan and Nepalese origin come to the city to study here.
EducationVijayawada, also called as "Vidyala wada" (Place of Education), occupies a large amount of the educational infrastructure of Andhra Pradesh. The city was named as "The Educational Sahara" by a foreign ambassador earlier during the century. Education in the city is implemented by both the government and the private institutions. Vijayawada Municipal Corporation takes care of the government educational institutions. Following are statistics of government schools:
- High Schools: 22( Including 1 Urdu Medium, 2 Schools both English & Telugu Media)
- Upper Primary Schools: 15 (Including Urdu Media) ( 3 Urdu Media)
- Elementary Schools: 52+10= 62 (10 Urdu Media, 2 English Media)
- Students: 30,000
- Teachers: 700
PoliticsVijayawada is known as the political capital of Andhra Pradesh. Politically very active, voters show a high degree of maturity. The major political parties here are Telugu Desam Party, Indian National Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Earlier it was a strong center for Congress (I) and Communist Part of India (Marxist). With the entry of TDP, the scenario has changed. This has changed the political equations in Vijayawada. Vijayawada has three main assembly constituencies namely Vijayawada West,Vijayawada Central and Vijayawada East. Parts of the city are also present in Penamaluru, Mylavaram and Gannavaram assembly constituencies. Vijayawada has one Lok Sabha seat.
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