Renigunta Mandal

Renigunta in the Chittoor District of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, is a suburban area of Tirupati and a major pilgrimage centre for Hindus.[citation needed] Renigunta was initially a railway junction to offload traffic from Tirupati East railway station. Later in the 1970s, Tirupati Airport was set up. This Tirupati suburb is popularly known as the ‘Dwaar’ (Entrance) to the temple city. It was once primarily a British economic centre, mainly because of its Railway line, which was the first Railway line between Renigunta and Pudi in Andhra Pradesh.

Renigunta houses many Sugar industries, oil and chemical industries, satellite townships, colleges and media and newspaper agencies. Renigunta has a railway carriage repair shop called CRS, which is ISO certified. A large power plant is situated there, which supplies power to Tirupati city and adjoining suburbs. Renigunta was recently included within the Tirupati Municipal Corporation limits. Information Technology and Business Processing Outsourcing establishments are growing near Tiurpati Airport. Every week on Saturday a market is held here which has more than 100 years of history.

Renigunta has excellent accessibility by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is Tirupati Airport, which is becoming an International Airport and which is in Renigunta. Bus service connects Renigunta to nearby Tirupati, Pakala, Palamner, Chittoor, etc. Renigunta offers two routes for south bound trains: one towards Chittoor, Katpadi on theChennai-Bangalore line and the other towards Arakkonam at the intersection of the Chennai-Bangalore line and theGuntakal-Chennai line, which is part of Mumbai-Chennai line. It is also connected to Gudur on the Vijayawada-Chennai line, which is a part of Howrah-Chennai main line. Trains are available to all major cities across the country from Renigunta.National Highway 205 runs through Renigunta