Benz Circle

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Benz Circle
Benz Circle in Vijayawada.jpg
Benz Circle in Vijayawada
Location
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates 16°29′54″N 80°39′21″E / 16.4982196°N 80.655764°E / 16.4982196; 80.655764Coordinates: 16°29′54″N 80°39′21″E / 16.4982196°N 80.655764°E / 16.4982196; 80.655764
Roads at
junction
NH16(Old NH5)
NH65(Old NH9)
Construction
Type Roundabout

Benz Circle is one of the busiest chowks (roundabout / traffic circle) and a prominent landmark located on Bandar Road in the Indian City of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.[1] Two highways NH16(Old NH5) and NH65(Old NH9) intersect at this junction.

History[edit]

Previously there was a Benz Company(Tata Motors-Mercedes Benz Joint venture) beside this Junction and this junction was named as benz circle.Later the Company was removed but still people refer this junction as benz circle and bus stop near this circle as "benz company bustop".

Traffic[edit]

Benz Circle is most busiest junction in vijayawada with an average of 57,000 vehicles crossing daily.[2] A flyover near Benz circle was included in the road-widening project and Widening of "Vijayawada- Machilipatnam Highway" after Benz Circle towards east and this widening of road was cancelled later.[3]

Property[edit]

After State Government announcing Capital in and around Vijayawada Region,Land values near Benz Circle have risen to 1.2 lakh per sq yard making it richest place in Andhra Pradesh including Common Capital Hyderabad.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Srinivas. "Benz Circle turns major traffic bottleneck". The Hindu. 
  2. ^ Rajulapudi Srinivas. "'57,000 vehicles cross Benz Circle daily'". The Hindu. 
  3. ^ "Pending road projects pile up". The Times of India. 
  4. ^ "Benz Circle beats Banjara Hills!". The Times of India.