Chilakaluripet is a city in Palnadu district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the Mandal headquarters of Chilakaluripet Mandal in Narasaraopet Revenue Division.[4]

Chilakaluripet is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°05′21″N 80°10′02″E / 16.08917°N 80.16722°E / 16.08917; 80.16722
StateAndhra Pradesh
 • Total15 km2 (6 sq mi)
25 m (82 ft)
 • Total101,398
 • Density6,800/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
522 616
Vehicle registrationAP-07

Geography edit

It is located in the Coastal Andhra region of the state at 16°06′N 80°10′E / 16.10°N 80.16°E / 16.10; 80.16 in the on the Eastern coastal plains. Chilakaluripeta is located 40 km (25 mi) south-west of the district headquarters Guntur, and 75 kilometres (46 mi) south-west of Amaravati (state capital).[5] The Town is located in zone 3 as per Earthquake zones of India. Krishna River water from the Nagarjuna Sagar Right Canal is the main source of water for the residents.[6]

Demographics edit

As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 101,550. The total population constitute, 50,201 males and 51,349 females. Average sex ratio is 1023 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[7] 9,525 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 4,916 are boys and 4,609 are girls with a sex ratio of 938 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 72.08% with 52,106 literates, lower than the national average of 73.00%.[3][8]

Civic administration edit

Chilakaluripet Municipality was constituted in 1964 as a third grade municipality, It was upgraded to second grade in 1980 and to first grade in 2001. The jurisdiction of the municipality is spread over an area of 18.13 km (11.27 mi) with 38 wards.[5][1]

Politics edit

Chilakaluripet is a part of Chilakaluripet (Assembly constituency) for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Vidadala Rajani is the present MLA of the constituency from YSRCP.[9] It comes under Narasaraopet (Lok Sabha constituency) which was won by Lavu Srikrishna Devarayala of YSRCP Party.[10][11]

Economy edit

Chilakaluripet is a part of Vijayawada–Chilakaluripet growth corridor.[12] The municipality, along with Vijayawada and Guntur Municipal Corporations are a part of a 15 MW waste-to-energy plant project, planned to be set up with the collaboration of the JITF Urban Infrastructure Limited.[13]

Transport edit

The town has no rail network and mostly depends on road connectivity. The nearby railway stations are Guntur Jn Railway Station (40 km), Narasaraopet Railway station (21 km), Satuluru Railway station (25 km) and Chirala Railway station (40 km). National Highway 16 (India), a part of Golden Quadrilateral, passes through the city.[14] It has a total NH16 length of in the City 5 km (3.1 mi), and total length of Roads in the City 116.20 km (72.20 mi)[15] APSRTC operates buses from Chilakaluripet bus station.[16][17] The National Highway 16, which connects Metropolitan cities Kolkata and Chennai. A part of Golden Quadrilateral highway network, a intersecting part of the Asian Highway 45, and State Highway 45 from Piduguralla to Chirala passes through the city.

Education edit

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. A Private English Medium School which was established long back at Chilakaluripet, Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Recognised by Government of Andhra Pradesh. Chilakaluripeta is surrounded by many Degree, PG, Pharmacy And Engineering Colleges, Sadineni Chowdaraiah College of Arts Science PG Center (Maddirala), Modern Degree College (Modern Educational Institutions), DRNSCVS Degree College, AMG Degree College, Nikhila Degree College, Sharada College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Kotappakonda), CR Engineering College (Ganapavaram).

See also edit

References edit

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  2. ^ "District Census Handbook – Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. pp. 14, 46. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Statistical Abstract of Andhra Pradesh, 2015" (PDF). Directorate of Economics & Statistics. Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 43. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Administrative divisions of Guntur district" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Chilakaluripet Municipality |". Chilakaluripet Municipality. Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ Staff Reporter (24 March 2016). "Relief as water release begins from Sagar right canal". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Sex Ratio". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  9. ^ "MLA". AP State Portal. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  10. ^ "MP (Lok Sabha)". Government of AP. Archived from the original on 21 November 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 22,31. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Need to enforce building rules: VGTM-UDA vice-chief". The Hindu. Guntur. 14 July 2012. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Waste-to-energy plant to be set up in Guntur". The Hindu. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  14. ^ "National Highways Development Project Map". National Highways Authority of India. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Details of Roads in each ULB of Andhra Pradesh". Commissioner and Directorate of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration and Urban Developmemt Department - Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  17. ^ Srinivas, Rajulapudi (25 October 2013). "25 passengers rescued from stranded APSRTC bus in Narsaraopet". The Hindu. Guntur. Retrieved 8 March 2016.