Guntakal

Guntakal is a town in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Guntakal mandal in Anantapur revenue division.It is also the headquarters of the Guntakal Railway Division in South Central Railway.[2][3]

Guntakal
Guntakal is located in Andhra Pradesh
Guntakal
Guntakal
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°ECoordinates: 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictAnantapur
Area
 • Total51.90 km2 (20.04 sq mi)
Elevation
432 m (1,417 ft)
Population
(2011)[2]
 • Total126,270
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
515801
Telephone code+91–8552
Vehicle registrationAP–02
Websiteguntakal.cdma.ap.gov.in

Geography

Guntakal is located at 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E.[4] It has an average elevation of 432 metres (1,417 ft).

Demographics

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Guntakal municipality had a population of 126,479, out of which males were 62,695 and females were 63,784. The literacy rate was 75.70 per cent.[5] Telugu is the official and widely spoken language. Kannada is also spoken widely.[6][7][8][9]

Transport

Guntakal Junction 4
Guntakal Junction

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Guntakal bus station.[10] The National Highway 63 passes through the town.[11] State Highway 26 connects Guntakal with Uravakonda.

Railways

Guntakal railway station is a 5 point junction and divisional HQ since from 1953 and is one of the most profitable division in Indian Railways. It has lines branching out to Mumbai, Vascodagama, Howrah, Bangalore and Chennai. It is the second largest division in SCR in route km. It is an 'A' category railway station and numerous trains pass through it daily. Starting from Rajadhani express to Duronto express, all the trains stop at Guntakal and it is a serving station for Bellary. Diesel & Electric Loco Shed are located near by railway station

Education

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by the government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.The oldest SKP Government Degree college is shortly going to celebrate its 50 years Golden Jublee Celebration. Among Government schools Railway high school and SJP govt school are famous. Among private schools KC.Narayana,Rotary,and ST.Peters are famous[12][13] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Anantapur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Anantapur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 374. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Guntakal". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  6. ^ "CENSUS DIGITAL LIBRARY". Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Urdu in Andhra Pradesh". Language in India. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Linguistic Survey of India". DSAL - The Record News. Government of India.
  9. ^ Barnett, L. D. "A catalogue of the Telugu books in the library of the British museum" (PDF). The British Museum.
  10. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  11. ^ "National Highways in A.P". AP Online Portal. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  12. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  13. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
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Chittoor railway station (station code:CTO) is an Indian railway station in Chittoor city of Andhra Pradesh. It lies on the Gudur-Katpadi Branch line and is administered under Guntakal railway division of South Coast Railway zone.

Cuddapah railway station

kadapa Junction railway station (station code:HX) is the primary railway station serving the town of Kadapa in YSR Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The station comes under the jurisdiction of Guntakal railway division of South Central Railways. The station has three platforms. The station is situated in Guntakal-Chennai Egmore section of the Mumbai-Chennai line.

Dharmavaram Junction railway station

Dharmavaram railway station (station code:DMM) is the primary railway station serving Dharmavaram, Anantapur district. It is one of the major train junctions in Andhra Pradesh. The station comes under the jurisdiction of Guntakal division of South Coast Railways. The station has five platforms. The station is situated at junction of four lines branching towards Gooty, Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam, Penukonda and Pakala.

Dhone Junction railway station

Dhone railway station (station code:DHNE) is the primary railway station serving Dhone in Andhra Pradesh, India. The station comes under the jurisdiction of Guntakal division of South Central Railways. The station has three platforms. The station is situated at junction of three lines branching towards Guntur, Kacheguda and Guntakal.

Diesel Loco Shed, Guntakal

Diesel Loco Shed, Guntakal is an engine shed located in Guntakal, Andhra Pradesh in India. It falls under the jurisdiction of Guntakal railway division of South Central Railway zone.

It is one of the oldest loco sheds, started in 1964 as a M.G Shed.

Gooty Junction railway station

Gooty Junction railway station (station code:GY) is the primary railway station serving Gooty in Andhra Pradesh, India. The station comes under the jurisdiction of Guntakal division of South Coast Railways.

Guntakal (Assembly constituency)

Guntakal Assembly constituency is a constituency of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of 14 constituencies in the Anantapur district.

Guntakal Junction railway station

Guntakal Junction railway station (station code:GTL) is located in Anantapur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and serves Guntakal. It is also the headquarters of Guntakal Railway Division in South Coast Railway.It is a junction station at the intersection point of the Mumbai-Chennai line, the Vijayawada-Margao line and the Guntakal-Bengaluru line.

Guntakal railway division

Guntakal Railway Division is one of the four divisions of South Coast Railway zone (SCoR) of the Indian Railways. The headquarters of the division is at Guntakal and its zonal headquarters is at Visakhapatnam. This division is second in terms of Route kilometers after secunderabad railway division.

Guntakal–Renigunta section

Guntakal–Renigunta section connects Guntakal and Renigunta in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is administered under Guntakal railway division of South Central Railway zone. It has a total route length of 309.50 km (192.31 mi).

Guntakal–Vasco da Gama section

The Guntakal–Vasco da Gama section is a railway line connecting the town of Guntakal in Andhra Pradesh and Vasco da Gama in Goa, India. It traverses the Western ghats and covers a distance of 457 kilometres (284 mi) across Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Mumbai–Chennai line

The Mumbai–Chennai line is a railway line connecting Chennai and Mumbai cutting across southern part of the Deccan Plateau. It covers a distance of 1,281 kilometres (796 mi) across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Nallapadu–Nandyal section

Nallapadu–Nandyal section connects Nallapadu and Nandyal of Guntur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Further, this section converges with Nallapadu–Pagidipalli section at Nallapadu. The branch line is an electrified single-track railway.

Solapur–Guntakal section

The Solapur–Guntakal section (also known as Solapur-Guntakal line) is part of the Mumbai-Chennai line. It connects Solapur in the Indian state of Maharashtra and Guntakal in Andhra Pradesh.

South Coast Railway zone

The South Coast Railway zone (abbreviated SCoR) is the newest and 18th railway zone announced in India with its headquarters at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This shall include AP part of the existing Waltair (to be merged into Vijayawada division), Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal divisions.

The jurisdiction of the South Coast Railway zone is spread over the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana and small portion of Tamil Nadu.

Srikalahasti railway station

Srikalahasti railway station (station code:KHT) is an Indian railway station in Srikalahasti town of Andhra Pradesh. It lies on the Gudur-Katpadi Branch line and is administered under Guntakal railway division of South Central Railway zone.

Tiruchanur railway station

Tiruchanur railway station (station code:TCNR) is a C-category Indian railway station in Guntakal railway division of South Central Railway zone. It is situated on the Guntakal–Renigunta section and provides rail connectivity to the town of Tiruchanur.

Tirupati railway station

Tirupati railway station (station code:TPTY) railway station, located in the India state of Andhra Pradesh, serves Tirupati and the regular flow of large number of pilgrims visiting Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Chittoor district.

Venkatagiri railway station

Venkatagiri railway station (station code:VKI) is an Indian railway station in Venkatagiri town of Andhra Pradesh. It lies on the Gudur-Katpadi Branch line and is administered under Guntakal railway division of South Central Railway zone.

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