Amaravati, The name translates to “City of Gods”. This article reflects a few facts about “Amaravati” the New capital of Andhra Pradesh.
1. HISTORIC CAPITAL.
The city was the capital of Andhra Desam which was ruled by the Satavahana and Vishnukundina Dynasties. The Capital region of Satavahanas consisted of the surrounding towns of Eluru, Guntur, Nuzvid and Gudiwada.
2. MORE HISTORY IT HAS.
Vijayawada has been the Center of the Vishnukundina kingdom in the 5BC -6BC and the headquarters of the Early Chalukyas of Badami.
7. 125+ YEAR OLD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.
Vijayawada was recognized as municipality 126 years ago, Municipal court was estd in 1843, public works SE office in 1875, Rail track from dornakal in 1879 and Barrage on krishna river in 1855.
13. LARGEST AUTOMOBILE HUB OF ASIA.
Containing about 1500 automobile accessory units and near about 1,00,000 workers being employed, the Jawahar Lal Nehru Auto Nagar Industrial Estate of Vijayawada is the largest automobile industry hub of Asia
18. THE PRAKASAM BARRAGE.
It stretches 1223.5 m across the Krishna River connecting Krishna and Guntur districts. It is one of the first major irrigation projects of South India and was completely successful in its mission. Completed in 1855 it helps irrigating over 1.2 million acres of land annually. Andhra Pradesh largely owes its rich agriculture to the Prakasam dam as the project facilitated the irrigation of large tracts of farmland.Source
19. WORLD’S LARGEST MANGO MARKET.
The nunna mango yard of vijayawada is the world’s largest Mango Market.
20. A HOME LAND AIRLINES- AIR COSTA.
Air Costa is head quartered and operates from Vijayawada. The City of Historic, Economic and Cultural significance is now back to reclaim its Glory with the announcement as Capital of Andhra Pradesh State. Cheers.!
Photographs by Navin Bahirwani for South Report.