A total of 1,46,944 km of road are maintained by the State, of which
State Highways comprise 42,511 km, National Highways 2,949 km and
District Roads 1,01,484 km. The Growth rate of Vehicles in Andhra
Pradesh is highest in the country with 16%.
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is the
major public transport corporation owned by the government of Andhra
Pradesh connecting all the cities and villages. APSRTC is also in
the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest fleet of
vehicles (approximately 21000), and the longest area
covered/commuted daily. Apart from these, thousands of private
operators run buses connecting major cities and towns of the state.
Private vehicles like cars, motorised scooters and bicycles occupy a
major share of the local transport in the cities and adjoining
Railways are also a major means of transport connecting all major
cities and towns. The history of railways in Andhra Pradesh dates
back to the time of Nizam of Hyderabad. Most of Andhra Pradesh falls
under South Central Railway which came into existence in 1966 with
its headquarters at Secunderabad. Srikakulam, Vizianagaram Districts
and part of Visakhapatnam district including Visakhapatnam City
falls under East Coast Railway.
Hyderabad International Airport also known as Rajiv Gandhi
International Airport, is an international airport for the city of
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. It is the largest airport in the state
and one of the busiest airports nationwide.
The other airports in the state are Visakhapatnam Airport,
Vijayawada Airport, Rajahmundry Airport and Tirupati Airport. The
government also have plans to start airports in six other cities:
Nellore, Warangal, Kadapa, Tadepalligudem, Ramagundam and Ongole.
The main and only international
airport in Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad. Direct international
connectivity to Hyderabad is available from many countries.
International carriers operating from Hyderabad are Air India,
Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa,
Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines,
Singapore Airlines, Srilankan Airlines and Thai Airways. Domestic
connectivity is excellent with Air India (and their subsidiary
Indian Airline), Deccan, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite,
Kingfisher, Paramount and SpiceJet operating from here.
Visakhapatnam,Vijayawada and Tirupati also has moderately busy
Andhra Pradesh has major ports of India at Visakhapatnam,
Krishnapatnam (Nellore) and Kakinada and two minor ports,
Machilipatnam, Nizampatnam (Guntur). A further private port is being
developed at Gangavaram, near Visakhapatnam. This deep sea port can
accommodate ocean liners up to 200,000–250,000 DWT, allowing big
ocean liners to enter into Indian shores.