Malkapuram is a neighbourhood in the city of Visakhapatnam, India. The neighbourhood is considered as the major residential area in the district. It is located within the jurisdiction of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, which is responsible for the civic amenities in Malkapuram.[1] It is located on the south fringe of Visakhapatnam city.[2]

Malkapuram
Neighbourhood
Malkapuram main road
Malkapuram main road
Malkapuram is located in Visakhapatnam
Malkapuram
Malkapuram
Location in Visakhapatnam
Coordinates: 17°41′17″N 83°14′44″E / 17.688000°N 83.245468°E / 17.688000; 83.245468Coordinates: 17°41′17″N 83°14′44″E / 17.688000°N 83.245468°E / 17.688000; 83.245468
Country India
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictVisakhapatnam
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyGreater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
530011
Vidhan Sabha constituencyVisakhapatnam West
Lok Sabha constituencyVisakhapatnam

EconomyEdit

Since most of the heavy industries established in Visakhapatnam, like Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited,[3] Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and Coromandel International lie in close proximity of Malkapuram, its growth has mirrored that of Visakhapatnam.[4]

Location and GeographyEdit

Malkapuram is located about 12 km from Visakhapatnam Airport and about 11 km from Visakhapatnam railway station. It lies to the south fringe of Visakhapatnam City and is loosely bordered by Gajuwaka to the west and Naval Coast Guard to the east, Marripalem to the north, Gopalapatnam to the north-west and Pedagantyada to the south-west.

TransportEdit

Malkapuram is well connected by road. It also has major District roads connecting it to nearby mandals and Visakhapatnam. APSRTC runs bus services from Gajuwaka bus station to major parts of the state and Visakhapatnam city.

APSRTC routes
Route Number Start End Via
400 Gajuwaka RTC Complex New Gajuwaka, Sriharipuram, Malkapuram, Scindia, Naval Dockyard, Railway Station
99 Gajuwaka R.K.Beach New Gajuwaka, Sriharipuram, Malkapuram, Scindia, Naval Dockyard, Town Kotharoad, Jagadamba
600 Scindia Anakapalli Malkapuram, Sriharipuram, New Gajuwaka, Old Gajuwaka, Kurmannapalem and Lankelapalem
55 Scindia Simhachalam Malkapuram, Sriharipuram,New Gajuwaka, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV, Airport, NAD Junction, Gopalapatnam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nov 11, TNN | Updated; 2018; Ist, 2:32. "Tendering for Gajuwaka & Malkapuram sewerage project gets state's approval | Visakhapatnam News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ India, The Hans (20 January 2019). "Coast Guard staff plant saplings at Malkapuram". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  3. ^ Apr 6, Siva G. | TNN | Updated; 2019; Ist, 15:39. "Fire breaks out in HPCL's Vizag unit, 2 workers hurt | Visakhapatnam News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Nov 11, TNN | Updated; 2018; Ist, 2:32. "Tendering for Gajuwaka & Malkapuram sewerage project gets state's approval | Visakhapatnam News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)