Transport Facilities in Amravati
Amravati, an industrially developed district of Maharashtra, has a well connected transport network. Public transport system is pretty good in the district, connecting it with the other parts of Maharashtra. With everyday’s increasing need of a good transportation mode, the state government transport department is constantly trying to provide the best of services for the residents. Amravati gets visited by a decent number of tourists throughout the year, which in turn is creates more and more transport avenues for the district. Moreover, industrialization has also led to business travel between cities. The Nationalized Public Transport System of Amravati which looks after the entire transport system, was formed in 1946.
By RoadThe district is well connected by roads with all the major cities like, Nagpur (190kms), Bhopal (320 Kms), Indore (356 Kms), Pune (577 Kms) and Mumbai (672 Kms). Public and private bus service is pretty decent between these cities. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has some good Volvo bus services, both AC and non-AC for tourists and well as business travellers. National Highway 6(NH6) passes through the district, connecting major cities like Kolkata and Hazira. Travel agents provide AC Volvo bus service between Amravati and Mumbai. The journey takes around 15 hours and costs roughly Rs 1000.00-1400.00 per person. Journey between Pune and Amravati is also in high demand, with a cost of about Rs 700/- per person for non AC bus and Rs 1400/- for AC sleeper buses.
Travelling within the state is also not a challenge nowadays. All the major tourist spots like Chikaldhara, Wardha and Akola has good transport facilities. Other than regular buses, one can avail various private cab and tourist taxis to visit places. Almost all buses touch Chikaldhara and Amravati town within the district. Auto services are also present for short trips. Cabs and private rented cars are available for a price of Rs 13/- per km.
By RailAmravati is on the Badnera Nagpur line, and is connected to all the major stations of the state and the country. The closest station is the Amravati station, which is around 100 km from Chikhaldara, and 763 km from Mumbai. The Mumbai-Kolkata broad gauge line passes through Amravati. Daily passenger trains runs from Amravati to Mumbai, Nagpur, Surat, Bhusawa, Tirupati, Jabalpur and Pune.
Few important trains of Amravati district are;
- Mumbai CST-Amaravati SF Express, which runs 7 days a week
- Nagpur Amravati Express, which runs throughout the week except Friday and Saturday
- Jabalpur - Amravati Express, runs for three days a week
- Tirupati-Amravati Bi-Weekly Superfast Express, runs on Tuesday and Saturday
- Badnera-Amravati Passenger, short passenger train running daily