Vijayawada or Bezvada (Telugu Hindi विजयवाडा) is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh . Located on the banks of the river Krishna in Krishna district. The second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh (after Visakhapatnam). The city is also known as Bezavada (this name is used by the Indian Railways to designate the city station "BZA"). According to the Ministry of Urban Development, Vijayawada is the cleanest city in Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada is an important transport hub, connected by a network of roads and railways, near the city there is an airport. Also in the city there are enterprises of textile, food, cement industry.