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The economy of any place is also decided by the connectivity and transportation facilities of any place. Places near the coastal areas will have access to natural resources, fish products and shipping advantage. Telangana has a green forest cover with trees having medicinal qualities, some districts are gifted with more waterfalls while some have mineral reserves enough to attract big industrial units!

Transport Department of Telangana

The Transport Department of Telangana is set up for enforcement of the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 and Telangana Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1963 and the rules under it. Though Telangana has a good rail and air transport system, yet road transport is the most important one. It helps the people especially in rural areas to travel from one place to another with much ease.

The Transport Department of Telangana is controlled by the Transport Commissioner who is the Head of the Transport Department and is helped by an Additional Commissioner and four Joint Commissioners, three Regional Transport Officers and one Regional Transport officer

Hon'ble Minister for Transport Government of Telangana

Sri. P. Mahender Reddy

Transport Commissioner
Sri M.Jagadeeswar, I.A.S
Office: 23321279
Email: tc@tstransport.in
Website: http://www.transport.telangana.gov.in
For the list of district-wise commissioners, click here

Roadways in Telangana

Telangana Roadways

Six national highways run through the state of Telangana making commuting between cities an easy affair.NH7 is the longest national highway in Telangana that enters the state from Adilabad in the north and goes till Mahbubnagar before exiting the state on its South. Nizamabad, Medak, Rangareddy and Hyderabad are the other important districts that NH7 crosses. The other important highways present in the state include NH16 that passes through Adilabad, Karimnagar and Nizamabad and NH9 passing through Nalgonda, Hyderabad and Medak. NH202 stretches from Hyderabad to Warangal. NH221 is another important national highway that passes through Khammam.

There are several State Highways too that include SH1 (Hyderabad-Secunderabad–Karimnagar); SH2 (Narkatpally–Nalgonda-Miryalguda) and SH7 (Devarapalli – West Godavari – Tallada – Khammam).

Railways in Telangana

Telangana Railways

The districts of Telangana are well connected by rail route that run all across the state. It not only has a well developed inter-state but also intra-state rail route. Since the state was earlier part of Andhra Pradesh, the major cities of Telangana are already connected with the important cities of India.

Airports in Telangana

Transportation is an important facet for the development of any place. While the transportation facilities in Telangana as far as road transport is concerned, is being taken care of by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation buses as well as APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) buses, air transport needs a careful revamping in the days to come. The government has come up with new and innovative plans which will connect Telangana with neighbouring states and places abroad in a much better way.


Small Airports

Small Airports a Boon for Telangana

Going by what the aviation experts proclaim, since it is not feasible to have more large airports in Telangana too soon, it might be a good idea to look forward for a small airport every few hundred kilometres which seems possible and is a public requirement too. This would improve connectivity and aid in investment and development even in remote areas of this newly formed state. 

International airports require minimum of 9,000 metres of runway. There are around 16 airstrips in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - some functional while others redundant.

There are five main airports in Telangana - Visakhapatnam airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Warangal airport Begumpet airport (Hyderabad) and Nadirgul airport (Hyderabad).


Nadirgul Airport


Many more development plans are in the offing. Central Aviation Minister Ashoka Gajapathi Raju recently reviewed airports development plans for Telangana and assured about facilitating new flights between various districts in Telangana.

Warangal Airport in Telangana

There are regular flights between Warangal and Tirupathi from this airport. This airport is in Mamnoor and was constructed in the year 1930, before independence. Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam commissioned it for its utility in business and commerce as there were paper industries in Shirpur Kaghaznagar and Azam Zahi mills in Warangal.

Warangal airport was used for cargo service and Vayudoot services too. Not only this, the airport served as a hangar for Government aircraft when Delhi airport became a target in combat during the Indo-China War. Do you know that during this time, this was the largest airport in India!

The Warangal airport does not have any scheduled commercial services at this time. It is spread across 1875 acres land area and comprises of a 6.6 kms. runway, staff quarters, terminals and a pilot training centre too! Hence, there are plans to develop Warangal airport further and match facilities available here with the best in the industry.


Airport in Hyderabad

More Airports in Hyderabad

Well, there were talks about allowing a second airport to come up within a 150 kms. radius of the existing airport in Hyderabad.

Is it possible?

As per the current policy, a new airport cannot be allowed within a 150 kms. radius of the existing airport! This was part of a concession agreement between GMR Group (which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport) and undivided Andhra  Pradesh, made in the year 2004. This agreement is valid for 30 years.

Two more airports are scheduled to come up in Hyderabad. The population of Hyderabad has seen an unexpected increase and with the advent of more investment in the field of IT, it will grow further. The proposed airport is listed to be located in Shamirpet area and the other one will be built in Ghatkesar. However, both the airports would be under 150 kms. of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad which the GMR Group opposes.

Renaming of Domestic Terminal of Hyderabad Airport

A proposal was made by the centre to rename the domestic terminal of Hyderabad airport after former Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao (an actor who hailed from Andhra Pradesh). The entire airport is named after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The domestic terminal was initially called 'NTR International airport'. However, when it was shifted from Begumpet to Shamshabad in Hyderabad, it continued its name as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. On the behest of NDA government at the centre, the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao agreed to rename the domestic terminal as NT Rama Rao.


Hyderabad Airport


Airport Codes

Airports have an IATA (International Air Transport Corporation) Code as well as ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Code. For instance, the IATA Code for Warangal Airport is WGC while the ICAO Code for Warangal Airport is VOWA.

Telangana has seen lot of infrastructural development in the past few months. Building of more small airports will certainly bind people and regions together and make commuting simpler in Telangana.

Transport in Adilabad

Railway Station in AdilabadRailways in Adilabad

In Adilabad, there is a Railway station on Railway Mudkhed-Adilabad section of Hyderabad (HYB) Division which comes under South Central Railway (SCR). In the year 2003, Hyderabad Division was bifurcated. Presently, Adilabad falls under Nanded (NED) Division of South Central Railways. Trains connect Adilabad to Vijayawada, Nizamabad, Nellore, Nagpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Nanded, Hyderabad, Tirupati and Patna. Adilabad Railway station is in Tatiguda Colony in Adilabad.

Roadways in Adilabad

National Highway-44, which is the largest National Highway in India, passes through Adilabad. Transportation is easy to and from Adilabad and this explains why there are so many industrial units based in and around this place.

  • Distance from Hyderabad: 310 kms.
  • Distance from Nagpur: 196 kms.

Airport in Adilabad

There is no airport in Adilabad. The nearest airport is in Hyderabad --- domestic and international airport, which can be reached by train, bus or hiring a taxi from Adilabad to Hyderabad.

Transport in Karimnagar

This is a small town and also not served by Railways. Well, people still love to travel and come here by bus. Buses operated by TSRTC help people to commute from Karimnagar to various far and near places such as Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Adilabad, Warangal, Khammam, Bellampalli, Vijaiawada, Bhadrachalam, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Jagtail, Nizamabad, Mancherial, Godavarikhani, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Piduguralla, Kandukur, Ongole, Kavali, Nellore, Puttaparthi, and Tirupathi.

There are state-of-the-art Volvo buses too plying between these cities which charge a bit higher than the TSRTC buses. Not only this, there are buses for travelling to really distant destinations like Shirdi, Ramtek, Gadhchiroli, Ahiri, Gondia, Bhiwandi and Mumbai.

Roadways in Karimnagar

The main bus stand in Karimnagar is B.R.Ambedkar Bus Station.It is a very busy bus station as buses to Adilabad, Nizamabad, Warangal, Khammam districts among others. The Zonal headquarters of TSRTC (Telangana State Road Transport Corporation) is in Karimnagar.

  • Distance from Hyderabad: 162 kms.
  • Distance from Warangal: 70 kms.
  • Distance from Nizamabad: 150 kms.

Railway station in KarimnagarThe Railway station is situated on the Peddapalli-Karimnagar-Nizamabad railway line. The Armur-Nizamabad line, which is under construction, will connect Karimnagar to cities such as Nanded, Shirdi, Vadodara, Surat, Nizamabad, Aurangabad, Ahmedabad, Pune and Mumbai when it will be completed by the end of year 2014.

Karimnagar-Tirupati is a super fast express train while Jagityal-Karimnagar-Sirpur is a daily passenger train.

Goods trains too halt at this station. Revenue comes from freight transport also. Another Railway junction in Kajipet junction is another nearest Railway junction.

Airport in Karimnagar

50 kms from Karimnagar is an airport in Ramagundam. It was earlier utilized for 'Vayudoot airlines'. Since 2010, it is being used to land VVIP flights or make emergency landings. Nearest International Airport near Karimnagar is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (162 kms.)

Transport in Medak

Road transport in MedakRoad Transport in Medak

Important cities of this district such as Sadasivpet, Zahirabad, Medak, Siddipet and Sangareddy are well connected with villages and towns. Sangareddy is the district Headquarters. There are buses to different places, including villages near Medak.

Rail Transport in Medak

Mirzapali, Akanapet, Nagalapalle, Zahirabad, Lingampalli, Hafizpeta, Chandanagar, Manoharabad all have their own Railway stations. People commute in trains for reaching to far away towns and cities.

Transport in Nizamabad

Rail Transport in TelanganaRailways in Nizamabad

Nizamabad railway station is situated on Kachiguda-Manmad section of Hyderabad Division (South Central Railway Zone (SCR). All important cities are well connected by Nizamabad. These cities include Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Chennai, Banglore, Mumbai, Pune, Nellore, Kurnool, Cuddapah, Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Warangal, Mahbubnagar, Vijayawada, Guntur, Nalgonda, Tirupati, Erode, Kazipet, Adilabad, Nanded, Manmad, Khammam, Ahmedabad, Surat and Bhopal.

Road Transport in Nizamabad

National Highway-7 passes through Nizamabad, connecting Varanasi–Kanyakumari. Another National Highway NH-16 starting from Nizamabad, passes through Karimnagar to Jagadalpur (in Chattisgarh). Buses connect various cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Warangal, Tirupathi and Vijayawada to Nizamabad.There is a proposal for building an airport in Jakranpally near Nizamabad.

Airport in Nizamabad

The nearest airport to Nizamabad is Nanded Airport.
  • Distance from Nanded Airport: 135 kms.
  • Distance from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad: 162 kms.

Raodways in WarangalWarangal

Road Transport in Warangal

Buses connect cities located near Warangal. These include Bhoopalpally, Parkal, Narsampet, Torrur and Jangaon etc.
  • Distance from Hyderabad: 140 kms.

Railways in Warangal

Warangal has two Railway stations. These stations connect Warangal to North and South India ---
  • Warangal Railway Station
  • Kazipet Railway Station

Transport in Ranga Reddy

Road Transport in Ranga Reddy

P.Mahender Reddy is the first transport minister of Telangana state. Important cities like Ramachandrapuram, Singapur, Vicarabad, Kothagudem, Tandur in Ranga Reddy district are connected to major towns and villages.

Railways in RangareddyRail Transport in Ranga Reddy

Railway stations exist in many places in Ranga Reddy district which include places such as Borabanda, Hitech City, Bharat Nagar, KCG Falaknuma, Kacheguda (Yaku, Huppuguda, Bolarum, Cavalry Barracks.

Transport in Nalgonda

Rail Transport in Nalgonda

Nalgonda is an important Railway station on Guntur-Secunderabad line. It comes under the Guntur division (South Central Railway). Howrah, Chennai, Tirupati, Quilon, Vijayawada, Thiruvananthapuram, Vishakapatnam, Guntur, Tenali, Repalle-Palnaadu, Bhavnagar, Kakinada and Hyderabad are all well connected by trains.

The local train starts from Kachiguda (Secundrabad) , then moves to Nalgonda, crosses Miryalguda and back twice every day. There are a number of buses plying between Hyderabad and Nalgonda.

Road Transport in Nalgonda

National Highway 65 passes through Nalgonda district from Hyderabad to Vijayawada. It also passes through Choutuppal, Chityal, Narketpally, Nakrekal, Suryapet and Kodad.

Transport in Mahbubnagar

Road Transport in Mahbubnagar

There are bus services by TSRTC to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gulbarga, Kurnool, Raichur, Thirupathi, Kodada, Guntur and Mumbai. You can reach Mahbubnagar from National Highway 44 connecting KanyaKumari and Varanasi.

Rail Transport in Mahbubnagar

Daily passenger trains go to Hyderabad and Kurnool. Hazrath Nijamuddin and Venkatadri express are electrical trains which pass from Mahbubnagar. The Broad Gauge railway line which passes through Mahbubnagar connects Bengaluru and Secunderabad, Chennai, Egmore, Kachiguda, New Delhi and Tirupati.


Railway Station

The four Railway Stations in Mahbubnagar are -
  • Mahabubnagar Main Station
  • Mahabubnagar Town Station
  • Yenugonda Station
  • Diviti Pally Station

There are Railway stations in places like Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Jadcherla, Shadnagar, Krishna, Narayanpet Road, Timmapur, Balanagar in Mahbubnagar district.

Transport in Khammam

Roadways in KhammamRoad Transport in Khammam

Telangana state transport operates buses to various towns and cities in Khammam. Khammam is situated on a link Highway - NH-9 and NH-5 that connects Hyderabad City and Rajamundry Town.There is a bus station at Indira Nagar too.

Rail Transport in Khammam

Khammam Railway station falls on the New Delhi - Chennai Railway line that connects Places like Hyderabad, Warangal, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati. There are trains from here for metro cities and big towns of India such as Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

Khammam is actually a major station when you travel from Vijaiwada to Warangal by rail. Two platforms of Khammam Railway station are meant for Express trains and passenger trains while the third platform is used by goods train. There are many super fast trains too from Khammam Railway station for the convenience of people.

Airport in Khammam

Vijayawada Airport is the nearest airport from Khammam. However, most tourists also travel to Hyderabad airport as there is an International airport in Hyderabad too.
  • Distance from Vijayawada Airport: 138 kms.
  • Distance from Hyderabad International Airport: 208 kms

Transport in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital city of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. There is an influx of tourists in Hyderabad throughout the year. Inside the city, peope travel by cars, autos, two wheelers, buses and yes, Metro rail! Metro rail is especially convenient for employees working in Secunderabad who have to travel every day for work and be home in Hyderabad by evening.

Also Read:
Transport in Hyderabad | Transport in Secunderabad

Airport in Hyderabad

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad is one of the best airports in the world! It caters to an unprecedented number of passengers every day.

This new airport replaced the old airportat Begumpet on 2 March 2008. It caters to passengers, cargo as well as pharmaceutical products. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited operates this airport.

Also Read: Flights from Hyderabad

Roadways in HyderabadHyderabad Elevated Expressway (one of the longest expressway in India) and Nehru Outer Ring Road are major roads that connect the airport to places in and near Hyderabad. Hyderabad Elevated Expressway makes for high-speed travel to the airport while Nehru Outer Ring Road serves as a controlled-access expressway between Gachibowli and Shamshabad.

There are direct and intermediate flights from Hyderabad airport to places in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.You can reach the airport by hiring a cab or even taking a bus.

Road Transport in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, being an economic centre and capital city of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, has buses to all major cities in India. These include Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Chennai, Pune, Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada.

Three national Highways pass through Hyderabad -
  • National Highway-7
  • National Highway-9
  • National Highway-202.

The State Highways (SH-1, SH-2, SH-4, SH-5 and SH-6) also begin from Hyderabad. There is the Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road, flyovers etc. for commuting easy in Hyderabad and avoiding traffic congestion.

Some roads also have three lanes in Hyderabad. There are also multi-storeyed parking spaces in Hyderabad apart from Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). The roads are well laid and planned out as per requirements of the city traffic.

The new Jawaharlal Nehru Hyderabad Outer Ring Road is about 160 kms! The longest flyover in India is the PV Narasimha Rao Elevated Expressway Corridor from Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital to Aramgarh Junction in Hyderabad. It is 11.5 kms. in length and allows high speed access to the Hyderabad International Airport.

Bus Station in HyderabadMahatma Gandhi Bus Station is also known as Imlibun bus station by the local people. It is one of the largest bus stations in Asia.

Other Bus Stations in Hyderabad are ---
  • Jubilee bus station (JBS)
  • Dilsukhnagar bus station
The TSRTC buses help people to commute with the city and also to far and near cities. More than 4,000 buses ply on Hyderabad streets for the convenience of commuters. Double-decker buses were introduced in the city in 1963.

APSRTC services in Hyderabad include City Sheetal (air-conditioned), Metro Deluxe, Metro Express and also ordinary buses which come with more stoppages across the city.

There are minibuses too on the city streets of Hyderabad. These mini buses were started in 1979, discontinued for 2 1/2 years for being a source of pollution and later resumed in 2006.

Hyderabad boasts of Multi Modal Transport System (MMTS) too. It connects various parts of Local Transport in HyderabadHyderabad and is operated by Indian Railways. The Metro Rail Project in Hyderabad has eased traffic congestion to some extent in Hyderabad.

The 3 corridors in Hyderabad are ---
  • Miyapur to LB Nagar
  • Jubilee Bus Station to Falaknuma
  • Nagole to Hitec City.

People also commute on auto rickshaws within the city. Cars, Radio taxis (comparatively expensive) and SUVs too can be seen running as taxis (Meru cabs, Sun cabs, Dot cabs and Easy cabs etc.)

Railways in Hyderabad

The four main railway stations for Hyderabad are -
  • Secunderabad Railway Station
  • Nampally Railway Station
  • Kachiguda Railway Station
  • Begumpet Railway station

There is proposal for another new railway station which will be built near HITEC city (Madhapur).
Road Transport in Hyderabad.The major Railway station is the Secunderabad Junction. Hyderabad Deccan connects Hyderabad to almost all major cities of India. Hyderabad district has railway stations in Begampet, Kacheguda, Nature Cure Hospital, Sitafal Mandi, Malakpet KCG, Arts College, Kacheguda, Kacheguda DBR etc.

You are aware of the magnificent tourist places in and around Hyderabad. Take some time off from work and be a part of the Metro rail and drive around the Highways of Hyderabad to get a feel of the city!
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