The weather is dry most of the time and is favorable and friendly to all the living beings. Dry and cool weather prevails from December to February. This place enjoys South West monsoon and North East monsoon. Annual rainfall is around 935 mm.
There is plenty of ground water resources and water is available at a depth of 100 feet. In addition, the link canal from Swarnamukhi to Somasila is located at a distance of 1 Km. from the site.
Power availability in Andhra Pradesh is satisfactory. Industrial power tariff is among the most competitive. 132 KVA and 33 KVA sub-stations are available in the area.
The site is located on the state highway connecting famous temple town of Tirupathi (Lord Balaji Abode ) and Nellore. The National Highway -5 which forms part of the Golden Quadrilateral road network is about 50 Km. away. The infrastructure advantages of this area is further enhanced by the Golden Quadrilateral which is the largest express highway road project in India, consisting of six lane expressways connecting the major metros of India - Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
A broad-gauge railway line passes adjacent to the location and this railway line links the site to Renigunta Junction and from where rail connectivity is available to Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta & Delhi. The nearest railway Station is Venkatagri which is 10 Km. away from this site.
This place offers a competitive advantage to the manufacturing and the logistics sector with its proximity to not just one but three seaports within 150 Kms radius. This strategic position of this site is unmatched by any location in the country.
Located 85 Km away, on the east coast of India in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh, this port comes with aggressive up gradation plans. With unprecedented growth in bulk commodity containerized trade in the international markets; Krishnapatnam Port has been envisioned futuristically as a modern, deep water and high-productivity port with the view to sustain the demands of growing international trade.
Designed for handling vessels up to 200,000 DWT, the expansion plans include development of a minimum of 30 berths. The port has the potential to develop into a hub terminal for containers, coal, petrochemicals and project cargos / ODC.
The Port of Chennai on the east coast is 120 Km from this area. Strategically located and well connected with major parts of the world, it is today a major Indian Port. Continuous modernization, efficient services at minimum cost, simple and integrated procedures and user-friendly approach makes this all-weather port a popular choice. It currently has oil terminals, iron ore terminals and a container terminal. The container terminal has direct services to China, Europe and US with a handling capacity of 9,50,000 TEUs.
Chennai Port is an ISPS Compliant Port with ISO 9001: 2000 certification. The port ranks third amongst Indian ports.
Ennore Port, situated on the Coromandal coast, is about 100 km from this project location. It is the 12th major port in India and the first corporatized major port in the country. Currently the number one destination for Liquid Bulk Cargo, this Port was originally conceived as a satellite port to the Chennai Port. The scope however was expanded taking into account the subsequent development plans of the Government of Tamil Nadu in the wake of the tremendous surge of new investments into the state over the last five years, including SEZs and Free Trade Zones.
This site, with quick access to two airports the Chennai International Airport and Tirupathi Airport, offers good air connectivity.
Chennai International Airport (110 Km.) is the third largest international gateway into the country and the third busiest airport in India after Mumbai and Delhi. It is the main air hub for south India, currently handling over 10 million passengers and serving more than 50 different airlines. It is also an important cargo terminus for the country, after Mumbai. The international cargo-handling facilities at Chennai have a turnaround time of 24 hours.
The Tirupathi airport is 35 km from this site. Currently, this airport handles international cargo. Government of India approved this airport to be International Airport and works are expected to start shortly.
Well developed network with presence of Service Providers like BSNL, Reliance, Bharti, IDEA, TATA etc., is present here.
There are super specialty hospitals, good colleges, schools in the area for children. There are number of 3 star hotels for stay as well as entertainment facilities in the nearest temple city of Tirupati.
The Chittoor District is industrially backward district of Rayalaseema Region which has per capita income on par with States of Rajasthan and Kutch area of Gujarat. In 3 to 4 years time Natural Gas from KG Basin would be available for industrial purposes further enhancing attractiveness of the location for manufacturing activities.