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·         National highways: 17 national highways in the state covering a length of 4,537 km

·         State road and building (R&B) department roads: total R&B road network stood at 1,91,792 km in 2006-07.

·         Road density per thousand sqkm was 697.43 as of 2006-07


South Central Railway covers a network of 4,752 km in the state

·         Secunderabad is the headquarters of the South Central Railways

·         The state has a total of 748 railway stations—the rail network comprises of 3,754 km of broad gauge and 508 km of metre gauge tracks


Mass Rapid Transit Service (MRTS):

·         MRTS is expected to carry about 1.6 million passengers per day by 2011 and 2.6 million passengers per day by 2021.

·         The total cost for the project has been calculated at US$ 2.6 billion.

·         The state is home to the first PPP Metro Rail Project to have been sanctioned by Government of India.

·         The Central government has already sanctioned 20 per cent of the project cost through the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) scheme.

·         This project is expected to reduces pollutants by about 3,100 tonnes per annum


·         International airport at Hyderabad and domestic airports at Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Warangal, Vijayawada, Donakonda, Kadapa and Puttaparthy

·         The state capital, Hyderabad, is connected to all major international destinations such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, Chicago, Frankfurt, Dubai, Singapore, Sharjah, London, Kuala Lumpur, etc., besides all major domestic destinations across India

·         The state has a new international airport at Hyderabad—the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport—near Shamshabad (about 27 km from Hyderabad).

·         This airport has replaced the former international airport of the city at Begumpet.

·         It has been built by the Hyderabad International Airport Limited (HIAL), a public-private joint venture between the GMR Group, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, the state government of Andhra Pradesh and the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

·         The total cost for this project is US$ 560 million and it is built on an area of 5,449 acres.


·         Andhra Pradesh is considered to be the second-highest cargo-handling state in India.

·         The state has one major port at Visakhapatnam, two intermediate ports and 11 minor ports within the state


·         4,166 telephone exchanges and 5.6 million telephone connections (excluding mobile phones) were registered in the state as of March 2009.

·         Number of public call offices as of March 2009 were 2,00,291

·         The state has approximately 44,000 km of fibre optic cable network across public and private sector connections.

·         Reliance Communications has created infrastructure for providing the required bandwidth for basic telecom services and other high-end services by laying a fibre optic cable backbone of 3,000 km throughout the state

AP broadband network

·         The state government has embarked on a plan to have a reliable communications backbone which is capable of gigabit ethernet connectivity across all government departments and offices, connecting secretariat to district headquarters, mandals and villages, bringing the information superhighway to the doorstep of the common man in rural areas.

·         The AP broadband network is under implementation with private participation. It would connect the state headquarters with 10 gbps* to each district headquarter, 1 gbps to each of the 1,128 mandal headquarters and 100 mbps** to each of the villages. The network is expected to have fibre optic connectivity right up to the village level


·         Installed capacity as of April 2009 was 13,147.25 MW (provisional)

·         31,110.31 million units of energy available from various sources as of March 2009

·         As of April 2009, 31,751 housing colonies of the weaker section were electrified.

·         As of April 2009, number of dalit-wadas electrified were 56,178.

·         Per capita consumption was 703 Kwhin 2007-08.

·         Around 26,85,559 agricultural consumers were registered as of April 2009.

Sources: Commissioner ate of Industries, Andhra Pradesh Ministry of Road Transport & Highways 2008-09 annual report; AP Admin setup, Directorate of Economics and Statistics website, www.apdes.ap.gov.in, accessed 22 September 2009; Project description, Hyderabad metro rail website, www.hyderabadmetrorail.in, accessed 22 September 2009

Sources: Chief General Manager, Telecom, Andhra Pradesh Telecom Regulatory Authority of India 2008-09 annual reportNote: *gigabit per second **megabit per second

Source: Performance highlights, AP Transco website, www.aptransco.gov.in, accessed 22 Septem ber 2009

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