Future City: Kakinada

Kakinada is a Port city and is the headquarters of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the largest tier-2 cities of India. The language preferably spoken by the inhabitants of Kakinada is Telugu. In view of preceding history, Kakinada name used to be "Kakanandivada" and later as Co-Canada and lastly it became Kakinada during the time of independence, 1947. It is illustrious for the existence of Seaport and Hope Island. This port is at a distance of 5 km from Kakinada coast making it as extremely anchorage area. The specific economic zone radically comes into view in Kakinada serving it to grow to a high extent.
Landscape:  Kakinada has elevation of about 6feet as it is located at 16.93; 82.22.It is nearby some famous cities like Visakhapatnam (155km) and Vijayawada (210km). It's only about 60km from Rajahmundry.
National highway:  The National highway No. 214 starting connects Kakinada to other major cities providing for healthier transport. This highway starts from junction of National highway No.5 near Kathipudi connecting Kakinada, Razole sinchinada, Narasapur and terminating at junction of National Highway No.9 near Pamurru. The total length of the highway is 270 km.
Kakinada - Kotipalli Railway Line:   The railway line between Kotipalli and Kakinada was originally laid in 1928 by the British to provide transport access to the Godavari delta area. But the line was dismantled in 1940 after the outbreak of the Second World War. The railway line, besides easing the problem of logistics such as crossing rivers and canals, offers a cheaper and quicker means of transport of vegetables and a variety of farm produce from one place to another within the district and from one district to the other. It can also result in the setting up of agro-based processing industries in the region where the supply of raw material is durable for a long time to come. Industries based on processing paddy, fisheries, coconut, fruits such as mango, pulses and coir will have enormous growth potential with facilities for export and import at the Kakinada and Machilipatnam ports.
Airway Connectivity:  The nearest airport is located at Rajahmundry. Strategically it is a good connecting point for both business and tourists who visit Rajahmundry and surrounding places. The connectivity to major other cities like Bangalore etc and increase in number of flights by current operator and introduction flights by other operators will be crucial in the development of this airport.

Journey information to well-known cities
Available Trains
  • Guntur
  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai
  • New Delhi
  • Bangalore
  • Kolkatta(Howrah)
  • Mumbai
  • Fast Passenger(Kakinada)
  • Goutami(Kakinada)
  • Circar Express(Kakinada)
  • Link Express(Samalkota)
  • Sheshadri Express(Kakinada)
  • Howrah Express(Kakinada)
  • Konark Express(Kakinada)
  • 248 km
  • 553 km
  • 684 km
  • 848 km
  • 856 km
  • 1028 km
  • 1234 km
Kakinada STD Code, Pin Codes and Areas:
Information of Kakinada STD Code, Pin Codes and various areas are presented below with appropriate links.
Kakinada STD Code:   0884; add this code before kakinada landline number if you are calling from mobile or from outside kakinada town.
Kakinada Pincodes:   Pincodes / Zipcodes / Postal codes for the areas of kakinada and their sub areas that are covered under these Pincodes / Zipcodes / Postal codes are listed in this page. Click here for details
Kakinada Areas:   Information about the wealth of attractions and activities in the local area, as well as contacts of the corresponding Ward Counselor / Sarpanch Details are presented in this page. Click here for details
Economy:  The Economy of Kakinada has drastically changed from the time, where it is completely based on auto parts, steel industry related units, agricultural industries to the time where industries like fertilizers, rice, oil mills, fish and its related products were well established.Exports and Imports are prominently being increased, as a major business is being carried out in this form.
Exports:  Exports includes agricultural products like oil meals, rice, corn, fish and fish related products, chemicals, iron ore, biofuel etc
Extracted Products:
  • Rice bran Extraction
  • Sunflower seed Extraction
  • Mango Kernal Extraction
  • Salseed Extrations
  • Sesame Cake Extraction
  • Illepe Extractions
  • Soyabeen Extraction
  • Cotton seed Extraction
  • Ground nut Extraction
  • Rapeseed Extraction
Other products:
  • Sugar
  • Soap Needles
  • Fruit Jam
  • Fruice juice
  • Rice
  • Fibre
  • Wheat
  • Palmyrad Fibre
  • Maize
  • Mica
  • Onion
  • Turmaric
  • Ground Nut Kernal
  • Tobacco
  • Illuminated Sand
  • Crude Oil
  • Topiaca dried Chips
  • Steel Pipes
  • Wheat Bran
  • Bentonite
  • Feldspar
  • Soya bean
  • Flakes
  • Cement Clinker
  • Crushed bones, Harms, hoofs
  • Cigarettes
  • Tea
  • Cement Clinker
  • Tipiaca Chips
  • Machine Tools
  • Fish Meal
Imports:  Imports are made but not as equal to that of exports, it includes edible oils, wheat, sugar, chemicals etc.
  • Palm Kernals
  • Rock Phosphate
  • D.A.P
  • Rice
  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • Rape Seed
  • M.O.P.
  • Wheat
  • Solar common Salt
  • Industrial Salt
  • Soyabean Seed
  • Raw Rice Bran
  • Urea
  • N.K.P
  • S.O.P
  • H.P.K
  • L.P.G.
  • Cement
  • Fertilizer of all kinds
  • Sun Flower Oil
  • RBD Palmolein
Civic union:  Kakinada civil activities are being run by the municipal corporation; encompassing some representatives and a commissioner. The city is confronted into different wards and each ward at the instance of secret ballot elects a corporator (Ward Counselor), and for the intact Kakinada a Mayor is elected. An organized Collector office is at hand making its functionality to put into service.

  • Collector
  • Joint Collector
  • Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor
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  • Gopalakrishna Dwivedi
  • Kona Sasidhar
  • Kavikondala Saroja
  • Arigela Srinivas
Culture:  The citizens of Kakinada are extremely culture oriented and it could be witnessed by the number of Temples, mosques, churches and many relative festivals they have and celebrate. The temples address a range of Goddess, showing their unambiguous devotion. The most popular festivals that are being celebrated in Kakinada are Pongal, Ugadi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dashera, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas.
Famous worship places:
  • Sivalayam
  • Shri Venkateswara Temple
  • Vishnalayam
  • Sri Nookalamma Thalli Temple
  • Sri Prasannanjaneya Swami Temple
  • CSI St. Thomas Church
  • Sri Shiridi Saibaba Bhajana Mandali
  • Church of Christ
  • Sri Bhavannaryana Swamy Temple
  • Temple Street
  • Venkat Nagar
  • Jagannaickpur
  • Suryaraopeta
  • Nagamallithota
  • Jagannaickpur
  • Market Street
  • Ramaraopeta
  • Sarpavaram
Real Estate:    Kakinada property is experiencing a rise in its demands. The city is growing rapidly due to the recently granted Special Economic Zone status. Since, the city is now a SEZ, the land laws, property registration process, property taxes and all other legal formalities will be relaxed. Also the commercial potential will rise. Thus making, any residential and commercial property in Kakinada a good investments deal. The project when completed will create opportunities for thousands of jobs in manufacturing and other sectors. This will certainly give a boost to the development process of other areas of the city also. Thus, there is a growth in the demand for all kinds of properties in Kakinada.
While commercial properties are being sought for the establishment of retail stores, shopping arcades, entertainment centers and business hubs, the residential properties are catching the attention of the people seeking homes in the city. The efforts of the state government and the city administration to improve infrastructure facilities and civic amenities are also paving way for the quick growth of real estate in Kakinada. Seeing the trend of development in these sectors, leading builders of the country have begun to arrive in the city to look for the possibilities of viable residential projects.
Education:  In Kakinada the growing educational command of people is being rewarded by the existence of number of educational institutes providing best education to the youth and additional group of people. The education levels have been increased by the emergence and magnification of number of qualitative secondary educational institutes. The services offered for higher education are increasing rapidly day by day, many professional courses are now being offered by several institutes in Engineering, Medical, IT and other management and pharmaceuticals. The most acknowledged institutes of East Godavari district situated in Kakinada are:
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College (JNTU):
The college is known for its professionalized study pattern and the placement results it has. The university has been awarded 'A' Grade by the National Board of Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of University Grants Commission (UGC).
Rangaraya Medical College (RMC):  The heartily co-operation of the Municipal chairman Sri Dantu Bhaskara Rao with doctors like I.Joga Rao, P. V.N.Raju, K. Chandra Rao, A. Perisastry, B.Venkata Raju and P.R.Hari made an great endeveor of establishing a Medical college. The privately managed RMC is taken over by Government of A.P in 1977 and it became a full fledged Government Medical College in the year 1981.
Ideal Educational Institutions:  Dr. P.V. N. Raju is the founder and former president of Ideal College. This college is recognized for its worth quality of education by some NCERT, NIEPA, and financing agencies of our region. It facilitates interest in the students for integrated knowledge learning. This institution is better in giving talented outcomes by imparting value based education to the learners.
Added well-known institutions:
  • Girls polythenic
  • P.R.Educational institute
  • Andhra polythenic
Entertainment :  Entertainment being a very essence part of happiness, Kakinada is well versed with various modes of achieving it. It provides a number of recreation facilities not only to the inhabitants of Kakinada but also to inhabitants of nearby towns and villages. There are several spacious parks and most delightful hotels and well infrastructured theatres and a beautiful beach.

Parks: The nature loving person prefers to have great walk in Kakinada parks as they are much spacious and create freshness in the individuals. Vivekananda Park at Nookalamma centre is known for its uniqueness of scatting ground, library and boating facility. Boat club at Nagamallithota junction provides a great pleasure of boating by the presence of differentiated modes of boating.
Hotels:  The reputed hotels and restaurants in Kakinada make a remarkable space in the minds of their customers. Restaurants like Jaya Residency (Daspalla group), Oak Tree (Maples) and Haveli etc., with their delicious dishes and qualitative service became successful in making loyal customers.
Theatres:  The increased facilities in theatres of Kakinada make its people more attracted towards movies. The theatres provide a comfortable seating arrangement with quality audio outcomes. Devi Multiplex is the latest infrastructure theatre offering Screen-1, Screen-2 and Screen-3 and by providing added refreshment by the presence of unique Food court and various games for all age groups.
Beach:  Kakinada beach is located at about 5 km from Kakinada coast. A beautiful beach and the vast blue sea that falls on the way to Kakinada lands is an ideal spot for sea swim and surfing. The beach makes its remark within the people with its immense beauty. The night view of the ships in the beach makes it more colorful and brightened.
Kakinada Port:  The Port of Kakinada is on the Southern Part of East Coast of India at 16.56' (North) & Longitude 82.15'(East). It is the principal sea port amongst the minor ports in INDIA and is under the control of the government of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Under privatization policy the same is now manned by Kakinada Sea Port Private Limited from 1st April 1999 onwards The old anchorage and deep water port operate side by side making massive business and providing employment to several citizens. This is the only port encompassing the facility of transporting goods from one ship to another within the water specifying the importance of safety, time and labour energy.
Custom House Kakinada:  Kakinada Custom House is a mini Custom House which is looked after by the Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise & Customs, Kakinada. Officers of the rank of Appraiser/ Superintendents and Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs attend to the day to day operations of Kakinada Custom House. The export and import operations at Kakinada are done from two places; Anchorage Port and Deep Water Port. The entire coast of Kakinada is sheltered from heavy waves by a natural breakwater barrier by the name - HOPE ISLAND- which is more than 500 years old and extends to a length of about 23 Km.. This 'Hope Island' shelters the entire Kakinada bay and port from the fury of the sea and provides tranquility to the ships anchored as well as to the entire shore of Kakinada making Kakinada port the safest natural port in the Eastern Coast of India. Thus the place is ideally suited for on shore activities like ship breaking.
Industries:  From the former history of Kakinada it could be seen that the industries are mainly comprised of agriculture and fishing but the present situation is utterly different and it completely rejuvenated the past story of industrialized segment in Kakinada. The development of industries is being very rapid and it can be clearly known by the various well-known industries planning to expand their business in and around Kakinada. An overview of existing and forthcoming industries in Kakinada is made in the respect of their business activities.

Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd (RGTIL)

Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd, a Mukesh Ambani enterprise, has come up with a proposal to locate a mega gas-based power plant which reserves of nearly 14 trillion cubic feet in the Krishna-Godavari basin off the coast, is building a gas-receiving jetty in Kakinada.

This project can fuel 10,000 MW of power generation capacity for 20 years or 15,000 MW for 15 years. It is laying a 48 inch, 1,400 km long East-West gas pipeline from Kakinada to Gujarat and thereof it will connect to other places. The Gas Transmission Agreement (GTA) provides for transportation of natural gas from the exploration block located in the KG basin in the east coast of India through GAIL's network and for booking of capacity by GAIL in RGTIL's east-west pipeline. The direct gas pipelines for inhabitants of in and around Kakinada are being proposed on such establishment. The company is also looking at a ship repair yard at Kakinada for servicing offshore/platform vessels and rigs, It is also planning to establish a sugar mill and a mega power plant. The pipeline, also known as East-West pipeline will extends to Chennai, Bangalore and Mangalore.
L&T (Larsen & Tubro):  Larsen & Tubro will build its second ship building facility in Kakinada. Kakinada port has been chosen as the location for L&T's new ship building yard.

GMR:  Industry major GMR Energy will be taking over the prestigious 220 MW FPP at an estimated cost of Rs 600 crore. GMR will supply power to the State power grid as per the terms and conditions of the Government. It holds 51 per cent stake in KRPL, IL&FS and Kakinada Sea Port will have 46 per cent and Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Ltd (APIIL) the remaining three per cent.
IT / ITES Industry:  Kakinada is tier-II city; as such the development of software technology is rapidly increasing. The path newly formed by the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) shown a way for IT/ ITes development. Few recognized IT companies are InfoTech Enterprises, NYROS Technologies, Avineon India, Eventcy Software Solutions and Easty Solutions etc.

New-Fangled Industries:  The new emerged industries are the most promising software companies inspiring the people of Kakinada by its rapid development providing great path way to the young generation.

Time-Honored Industries:  There are number of industries that were serving the Kakinada people from very long time by their services, products and the employment they are been providing. The existence of these companies leads to the recognition of Kakinada as an industrial area.
Fertilizer Industry:  Fertilizer Industry are the major developed industries in Kakinada. The most familiar and well reputed ones are Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemical Limited (NFCL), manufacturing urea and related products and Coramandel Fertilizers Limited (CFL), manufacturing DAP (Di-Ammonium Phosphate).

Sugar Industry:  The development of the Sugar Industries in Kakinada could be clearly viewed by the joint venture of The Murugappa Group-owned EID Parry (India) Ltd and Cargill International to set up a port-based stand-alone sugar refinery in Kakinada. The investment of around 325 crores leading the outcome of around 6lakh tones is being planned by the vice-chairman A.Vellayan, Murugappa group. More development could be seen in near future as Reliance is also planning to enter into establishment of sugar mill.

Edible Oil Refineries:  Kakinada port is facilitating the imports of crude palm oil, crude soyabean oil. Ruchi Infrastructure, Nikhil refineries ltd etc, are the most prominent refineries in Kakinada. In the near future around 3-4 bio-diesel plants are being established. Jatropha planting is a new plant that is being planned by Andhra Pradesh govt. and Reliance Industries.

Fishing And Aqua Culture Industry:  Fishing and Aqua culture industry are the landmarks of Kakinada history. There is a large fishing wharf in Kakinada. The export of fish, shrimp and other marine products is carried on to a huge extent. Andhra Pradesh government established training and research center in this area for its development. The CIFE is the first fisheries university in India having its centre in Kakinada, providing post-graduate education and training. Devi Fisheries (Satya Sea Foods) and Apex Exports were the most well-known aqua exporters in Kakinada.

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