<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a port town
mandal of Nellore district
in Andhra Pradesh
Krishnapatnam is a major port
center. It is situated at a distance of 24 km from Nellore
City in Nellore District
, the southernmost coastal district in the state of Andhra Pradesh
and 200 kilometer north of Chennai. It has handled 30 million tonne of cargo in its first 12 months of operations. 10 deep water berths are operational at the port now,(for coal, iron ore and general cargo) and 2 breakwaters. It will soon have additional 35 berths, with facilities to handle containers etc.
Krishnapatnam is one of the very few ports in the world which can handle giant ships with load capacities of 1,50,000 tonnes.
Krishnapatnam port is being upgraded into India's biggest privately owned world-class port. It is being upgraded by the Navayuga Company. Iron
ore and granite
is being exported
from this port to other countries like China
Krishnapatnam Port is connected to the National Highway-5 through a state highway. The authorities have also constructed a dedicated 25 km road to NH-5 and a railway line connecting the Chennai-Howrah broad gauge line near Venkatachalam. Six helipads have also been built.
Initially a single line railway via Venkatachalam and a four lane road are serving the port with provisions to augment to double railway line and 2 additional lanes of road... Read More