Transportation in BerhampurBerhampur being the major commercial capital in the southern part of the state of Odisha has a very well developed network for transportation. This busy city is well connected network of Railways, Airways and Roadways. The popularity and the city emerging as a trading center is majorly due to the easy connectivity to and fro the city. This is also among the major reasons for the development of the city. Even the tourists visiting this city can plan their tour by means of different modes of transport available within the city. These modes of transportation also can differ depending upon the budget and time available.
Railway Connectivity in Berhampur
Airways in BerhampurBerhampur does not enjoy airways connectivity but the nearest airports are Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar which is just 169 km away from Berhampur and Visakhapatnam Airport in Andhra Pradesh which is 256 km away. These airports are well connected to the other parts of India with the city. These airports have direct flights to and fro all the major cities in India. You can hire a taxi cab from the city to reach these distantly located airports.
Roadways in BerhampurThe city of Berhampur city has a very well connected network of roads which connects to the other parts of the state of Odisha. National Highway 5 from Chennai to Kolkata, National Highway 59 from Gopalpur to Ahmedabad and National Highway 217 from Gopalpur to Raipur pass through Berhampur. The Roads here facilitate the movement for both passenger as well as freight traffic. The regular bus services run by the government and private operators connects Berhampur to the other parts of the state of Odisha. Buses also ply between the neighboring states of Odisha. There are also luxury buses available to and from Berhampur.
The roads in and around the city are being constructed in order to reduce the traffic overload and ensure that there is a smooth flow of traffic. Berhampur city has a good network of Buses which are maintained very well and ply from one point to another within city. The buses cover the entire city of Berhampur and are easily available at the designated spots. The fares of the Bus services are very reasonable and nominal and also depend on the distance of the journey. The Ganjam Urban Transport Services Limited or the GUTSL along with the joint partnership of Odisha State Road Transport Corporation or the OSRTC has come up with an agreement on February 27 in the year 2014 for running a city bus service for Berhampur to uraban centers on its periphery that is Gopalpur and Hinjli.