Vijayawada Bus Stand

Vijayawada Bus Stand

Pandit Nehru Bus Station [PNBS] is a bus station located at the southern side of Vijayawada city and beside to the Krishna River.The bus station is owned by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC). It was inaugurated on 23 September 1990 and is officially named as Telugu Satavahana Prayana Pranganam with its current name of Pandit Nehru Bus Station. This is the major bus station in Andhra Pradesh. The PNBS bus station is second biggest and busiest bus station in Asia after Chennai (CMBT). Many buses from other states like Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu arrives at this bus station daily. The bus station is connected to each and every town and city in the whole Andhra Pradesh State. PNBS covers an area 28 acres (110,000 m2). There are 62 platforms totally with two terminals, departure terminal has 48 platforms and arrival terminal has 14 platforms. A waiting hall for reserved passengers and AC lounges for AC Reserved passengers are provided by APSRTC. There are also food courts located in bus terminus and having so much space for car, scooter parkings and Bus parking.

Expansion of the Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) of the AP State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is on the cards. A proposal to this effect has been submitted to the Government with an initial expansion plan at an estimated cost of Rs. 2 crore.The new structure proposed to be constructed in the low-lying area abutting the highway will have nearly 20 additional platforms. The Pandit Nehru Bus Station in the city has attained a new look. The place now exudes a refreshing touch of elegance, thanks to the long-awaited air-conditioned deluxe Volvo lounge that has been opened on platform no. 29. While the main lounge can accommodate 50 people, its extension (divided into two different rooms) has a seating capacity for 25 and 20, respectively.

Operations

The city is well connected to every city and town in the state. The city is also connected to important cities in other states such as Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Bhubaneshwar and Jagdalpur. APSRTC lines using the station include Pallevelugu, Express, Deluxe, Super Luxury, Indra AC, Garuda, Garuda Plus, Vennela AC Sleeper.