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Emergency and Utility Services in Andhra Pradesh

Public utility services have always been the top most priority of any government. These services are usually provided by the government of the state or center most of the times. However, sometimes the government appoints private companies to do the same with limited or no intervention. No matter who takes care of these services in the state, they are always given preference above other things. Andhra Pradesh government is capable of handling and successfully delivering all of the public utility services in an efficient and effective manner.

Public Utility Services include various services comprising of electricity services, water services, banking services, emergency services, postal services and telecommunication services among others. All of these services are taken care of by the various departments of Andhra Pradesh government effectively.

Also Read: Utility Services in  Kadapa | Nandyal | Tirupati | Vijayawada | Hyderabad

Electricity Services in Andhra Pradesh

Utility Services in Andhra Pradesh

Electricity Services of Andhra Pradesh were under the Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board initially. It was founded in 1959 with a purpose of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electricity in entire state. However, the department was subcategorized into two different departments Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) and Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APTRANSCO) in 1999 as part of the reform process. Later, APTRANSCO was further subdivided into Four Distribution Companies (APDISCOMs) and "Transmission Corporation". These four distribution companies include Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company (Headquartered at Hyderabad), Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (Headquartered at Tirupati), Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company (Headquartered at Visakhapatnam) and Andhra Pradesh Northern Power Distribution Company (Headquartered at Warangal).

Electricity Complaint Number: 1912

Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited
Vidyut Soudha, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-500082
Phone No.040-23396000
Fax : 040-23320565

Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company
6-1-50 APCPDCLCorporate OfficeMint Compound
Hyderabad - 500004
Phone: +91-40-23431333, 23431086

Andhra Pradesh Northern Power Distribution Company
1-1-501 To 1-1-504 Chetanya Puri Opp. NIT Petrol Pump Hanamkonda Warangal
Warangal - 506004
Phone: +91-870-2461504
Site: www.apnpdcl.in

Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company

D.NO:19-13-65/A,Srinivasapuram,Tiruchanoor Road,
Tirupati, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh - 517503

Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company
P&T Colony, Seethammadhara, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: +91-891-2582392 (Control Room)

Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO)

Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) was again subdivided into Telangana Genco (TGGENCO) and APGENCO after the split of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh in 2014. It distributed all of its power plants, assets and liabilities among the two divisions. Current capacity of APGENCO is 5159.6 MW comprising 1747.6 MW Hydro, 3410 MW Thermal and 2 MW Wind power stations. It is one of the largest power generating utilities in entire India after NTPC and Maharashtra. Main objectives of this organization include setting up new power projects, upgrading the projects, and operation and maintenance of the power plants effectively.

Banks in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is one of the most growing states of India in terms of technological development. Various information technology firms of India as well as world has their offices in various cities of this state. A lot of good educational institutes are also located here leading to its overall development. These are the reasons behind the extensive presence of the banks in this state.

Nationalized Banks located in Andhra Pradesh Banks in Andhra Pradeshinclude Andhra Bank, Syndicate Bank, Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank Ltd., State Bank of Hyderabad, Vijaya Bank, UCO Bank, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, State Bank of Mysore, Corporation Bank, Canara Bank, IDBI Bank, Allahabad Bank, Indian Bank, Bank of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Union Bank of India, Dena Bank, Central Bank of India, United Bank of India, Bank of India, State Bank of Travancore, Punjab and Sind Bank and State Bank of Indore.

Private Sector Banks of Andhra Pradesh include City Union Bank, Dhanalakshmi Bank, Karur Vysya Bank Ltd., Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd., Development Credit Bank, HDFC Bank, Federal Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Saptagiri Grameena Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank, Bank of Rajasthan, Karnataka Bank, Indusind Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Yes Bank, ING Vysya Bank, Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and South Indian Bank.

Foreign Banks of Andhra Pradesh include Citibank, HSBC Bank and ABN Amro Bank.

Also Read: Banks in  Kadapa | Nandyal | Tirupati | Visakhapatnam | Vijayawada

Postal Service in Andhra PradehPostal Services in Andhra Pradesh

Postal Services are usually provided by the India Post all over the country in all of the states and union territories. Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle covers entire state with the help of its various divisions. Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle is divided into 46 postal divisions and 5 Postal Store Depots (PSD). Each division has its own post offices and operates through them only. Main objective of the India Post is collection, processing, transmission and delivery of mails including Letters, Ordinary, registered, insured, Value payable articles, speed post, Postcard, Inland letter card and packets. Andhra Pradesh has around 16168 post offices.

Additionally, various private players also engage in the postal business in Andhra Pradesh. Some of them include Blue Dart Courier, First Flight Couriers, DTDC Courier and Cargo Ltd. and Overnight Couriers.


The Chief Postmaster,
Hyderabad GPO,
Phone: 24745978

Telecommunication Services in Andhra Pradesh

Utility Services in Andhra Pradesh

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is the biggest telecommunication services provider in entire India. Most of the states of this country come under BSNL only and Andhra Pradesh is no exception to this. It provides all types of telecommunication services including Landline services, Broadband Services (Fiber broadband, landline broadband, mobile broadband, CDMA broadband, Wifi Broadband), ISDN services, 2G services, 3G services, GSM and CDMA mobile services in the state. BSNL is the only government organization providing telecommunication services in Andhra Pradesh. However, various private organizations including Vodafone, Reliance, Airtel, Idea, MTS, Tata Docomo and Aircel also offer these services in the state.

BSNL Utility Numbers in Andhra Pradesh

  • National Dir. Enquiry: 1583
  • Phonogram(Regional Language): 1584
  • Phonogram(Inland/International): 1585
  • Directory Enquiry: 197
  • Fault Repair Service: 198, 12727
  • For lodging complaints on BSNL Services: 12727 (10.00am to 5.30pm)except on Sundays and National Holidays
  • Information on billing, payment enquiry, bill payment centers and current schemes on b-fone,centrex, ISDN, I-net, ITC cards and Sancharnet Any information on leased circuits, IP-VPN, MPLS-VPN General information about BSNL schemes: 1500
  • Telephone Bill Enquiry: 1501,1502,1503
  • Leased Circuits Complaints: 1918
  • Change Number Service: 1951,1952,1953
  • Call Center: 1991
  • Cellone Call Center: 9440024365

Website: https://www.ap.bsnl.co.in

Andhra Pradesh Housing Board

Andhra Pradesh Housing Board was founded in 1979 to provide shelter to the people of two coastal districts of the state that were hit by a cyclone in 1977. Main objectives of this organization include formulation and execution of housing schemes for weaker sections of our society or disaster affected people and to regulate construction of houses and other infrastructural facilities for the same.

Address: Ist floor, 'Gruhakalpa', M.J.Road,
Hyderabad - 500 001,
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Telephone Nos.: +91-40-24603571 to 75
Fax: 091-40-24732063
e-Mail: pro@aphb.gov.in
Website: https://www.aphb.gov.in/

Key Contacts of APHB

Principal Secretary to Goverment Housing Department
Email: prlsec@apshcl.gov.in

Chief Engineer
Email: apcehousing@gmail.com

Chief General Manager
Email: cgm@apshcl.gov.in

Emergency Services in Andhra Pradesh

Emergency can occur anywhere and anytime. Hence, everybody should always be prepared to face the same. Government of every state provide various kinds of emergency facilities including Fire services, Ambulance services, Police services, Blood banks, Hospitals and other healthcare facilities in their respective states and Andhra Pradesh is no exception to this. Most of the emergency services provided by Andhra Pradesh government are free for all people of the state and provide a very quick response at the time of crisis. People just need o remember the emergency contact numbers for different kinds of emergency to avail them. Here is the detailed analysis of Andhra Pradesh emergency services:

Also Read: Emergency Services in  Kadapa | Nandyal | Nellore | Tirupati | Visakhapatnam | Vijayawada | Hyderabad

Fire Services in Andhra PradeshFire Services in Andhra Pradesh

Saving life and property in case of any fire emergency is the motto of Andhra Pradesh Fire Service Department. The department is operating from November, 1956 and is one of the largest Fire Brigade networks in India. It undertakes rescue operations in case of any fire emergencies in the state and also provides safety awareness to citizens from time to time. Additionally, the department also facilitate standby at large gatherings at a reasonable cost and offer training for fire fighting and rescue operations.

One can dial fire control room number 101 to avail this facility free of cost. Additionally, one can also dial police control room number 100 or nearest fire station / nearest police station / emergency response number 108 to report any fire disasters of the region. {For latest updates click here}

Quick Facts:
Fire Control Room Number: 108
Police Control Room Number: 100

Important Contacts of Andhra Pradesh Fire and Emergency Services Department:

Director General
N. Sambasiva Rao I.P.S.,
State Disaster Response & Fire Services, A.P.,Hyderabad.
Phone: +91-40-23442944/ 23442955
Email: ap_firechief@yahoo.com

Director of Fire Services
Phone: +91-40-23442949
Email: venkateshwar_dfs@yahoo.com

Director (Civil Defence)
K.Jayaram Naik
Phone: +91-40- 23444250
Email: director.ap.cd@gmail.com

Addl. Director
C.Lakshmi Prasad
Phone: 23442944
Email: lakshmi_prasad50@yahoo.com

Regional Fire Officer, Southern Region, Anantapur
P.Venkata Ramana
Email: rfo_sr@yahoo.com

Regional Fire Officer, Central Region, Hyderabad
G.Venkat Narayana Rao
Email: rfo_cr@yahoo.com

Regional Fire Officer, Eastern Region, Visakhapatnam
D.Murali Mohan
Email: muralifire91@yahoo.com

Andhra Pradesh Police Services

Andhra Pradesh Police is responsible for proper law enforcement in entire state at all times. Prevention of crime and protection of the individual’s rights are the aim of the Andhra Police and they try their best to achieve all of these goals.

Director General of Police heads the department followed by Addl. Director General of Police, Inspector General of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Superintendent of Police, Addl. Superintendent of Police, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Inspector of Police, Sub Inspector of Police, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police, Head Constable and Police Constable respectively.

Andhra Pradesh Police has many special units including Andhra Pradesh Police Academy, Andhra Pradesh Special Police, Crime Investigation Department, Fingerprints Bureau, Forensic Science Lab, Intelligence Department, Police Computer Services, Police Communications, Police Transport Organization, Railway Police and all of them helps the police department of the state in solving cases and proper enforcement of law.

Important Contacts of Andhra Pradesh Police Department:

Director General of Police, Andhra Pradesh
Police Headquarters, Hyderabad-500004, Andhra Pradesh.
Contacts: 040-23235170(O)/23232831(O),
Fax: 23296565
Email: dgp@appolice.gov.in

Addl. Director General of Police
Phone: +91-40-23232067

Addl. Director General of Police (Railways)
Phone: +91-40-23235498

Emergency Contact Numbers of Andhra Police
Police: 100
Crime Stopper: 1090
Traffic Help: 1073
{For latest updates click here}

Ambulance Services in Andhra PradeshEmergency Services in Andhra Pradesh

Almost every big hospital has its own ambulance facility now a days. However, it is not possible to ask for an ambulance from a particular hospital unless you are a patient of the same or you are willing to take admission in the same. In such scenario, most of the people are dependent on the government’s 108 Emergency Response Service, which is a public-private partnership between private EMS providers and state governments. GVK AMRI operates through more than 800 ambulances in Andhra Pradesh and guarantees to provide its services within a maximum of 20 minutes. These services are free for the patients. One needs to dial 108 from their phone and needs to tell their location, emergency type, people involved in the event (injured and about to be injured) and his own identity and contact details to avail this service. This service was launched in 2005 by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh - Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.

Emergency Contact Numbers for Ambulance Services in Andhra Pradesh

EMRI: 108
Apollo Ambulance: 1066
Free Service Ambulance: 102

Blood Banks in Andhra PradeshBlood Banks in Andhra Pradesh

Blood banks play a very significant role in neoteric society. They are an integral part of emergency management system of any state. They are the only source of required blood in case of any health related emergency. These blood banks not only gather, preserve and provide blood to the required person but also motivate people for donating blood from time to time.

Health, Medical and Family Welfare department through Andhra Pradesh government Institute of Preventive Medicine Public Health Labs and Food (H) Administration is responsible for blood bank services in the state. It emphasis on organization of blood donation camps, providing safe blood to the needy ones, screening and storage of blood, components preparation and teaching and trainings to the government doctors, laboratory technicians, nurses and others from time to time.

Institute of Preventive Medicine Public Health Labs Food (H) Administration
College of Medical Lab Technology,
Narayanaguda, Hyderabad - 275601
Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 27560191

Blood Bank Emergency Contact Numbers of Andhra Pradesh:

Blood Bank, Narayanaguda: +91-40-27567892
Blood Bank, Gandhi Hospital: +91-40-27702222
Blood Bank, Bhanji Kheraj: +91-40-24745243
Blood Bank, Medwin: +91-40-23202902 / 4616
Blood Bank, CARE (Nampally): +91-40-30417445
Blood Bank, Lion’s Club (Koti):+91-40-24745243
Blood Bank, Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Research: +91-40-23319491
Blood Bank, Kamineni: 39879999 Ext:298
Blood Bank, N.I.M.S: +91-40-23489000 / 9020
Blood Bank, Chiranjeevi: +91-40-23555005

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Hospital Services in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has some of the best hospitals of entire India and is a primary destination for health related issues for many patients. Health, Medical and Family Welfare department of Andhra Pradesh government through its many subdivisions provide health related services in the state. Primary Health Centers, Medical College Hospitals and various middle level hospitals and health centers comes under this department either directly or indirectly. Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad, a division of the Health, Medical and Family Welfare department of Andhra Pradesh government deals with the middle level hospitals of the state, whose bed strengths range from 30 to 350. It was founded in 1986.

Hospitals in Andhra PradeshWe just hope that one doesn't need to get in touch with any of the emergency services very often, but if at all Andhra Pradesh is well equipped to handle all kinds of services. And if you are in Hyderabad which is now part of Telangana, you can still get in touch with their services! Be safe and stay happy!
Guntur City Hospitals
Mukku Pichi Reddy Towers, Old Club Road, Kothapet, Kotha Peta, Near Bose Statue, Guntur - 522001
Phone: +(91)-9701504777, 8500991223, +(91)-863-2237337

Manipal Hospitals

Dno-15-2-8/A, Gokhale Road, Maharanipeta, Near Century Club, Visakhapatnam - 530002
Phone: +(91)-9652669351, 8790144449, +(91)-891-3044532, 3044545, 3044000

Apollo Specialty Hospitals
House No 16/111/1133, Muthukuru Road, Muthukur, Pinakani Nagar, Nellore - 524344
Phone: +(91)-861-3337333

Narayana Hospital
Main Road, Nellore Ho, Chinta Reddy Palem, Nellore - 524001
Phone: +(91)-861-2317963, 2317964, 2317968
Fax: +(91)-861-2317962, 2331763
Toll Free:18004250066

SVRR Government Hospital
86, Tirupati Bazar, Bazar Veedhi, Near Allipiri Footsteps, Tirupati - 517501
Phone: +(91)-877-2286666


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