Alwal

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Alwal
Suburb
Medchal bound DHMU at Alwal Railway Station
Medchal bound DHMU at Alwal Railway Station
Alwal is located in Telangana
Alwal
Alwal
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°30′11″N 78°30′25″E / 17.503°N 78.507°E / 17.503; 78.507Coordinates: 17°30′11″N 78°30′25″E / 17.503°N 78.507°E / 17.503; 78.507
Country  India
State Telangana,
Andhra Pradesh
District Ranga Reddy
Metro Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC, Alwal
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 010
Lok Sabha constituency Malkajgiri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Malkajgiri
Planning agency GHMC, Alwal

Alwal is a major residential suburb of Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad city. It has a population of 106,424 (2001 census) and forms part of the Greater Hyderabad agglomeration. It is located in the common capital area shared between the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

A part of the British cantonment, Alwal got its name after alvars who were Tamil poets, the proponets of bhakti and devotees of lord Venkateshwara. Alwal is home to a historic Venkateshwara Temple, which is located near Alwal Municipal office. There are a number of other temples in the vicinity, at the nearby cantonment (Lalbazar) including one built in the style of the Lotus Temple, Delhi.

This area is booming as residents of central Hyderabad are moving to Alwal to escape traffic congestion and pollution. The nearby cantonment (military) area offers good lung space for walkers[citation needed].

Commercial area[edit]

Alwal is major shopping hub for nearby suburbs and villages. It has many shopping malls like Reliance Fresh, Spencer's shopping mall, More etc. Alwal is just 3 km away from Trimulgherry.

There is an e-seva centre, a service provided for paying bills and other government services. A farmers vegetables market, Rythu bazaar is located here.

There are different restaurants offering tasty foods like Sri Anjaneya Tiffins Near Reliance fresh, Lal Bawarchi,Biryani Mahal,Narthaki Tiffins etc.

Cinema halls like Lakshmikala Mandir,Narthaki,Select talkies are there for entertainment. Gandhi Gyan Mandir Yoga Center is there in old alwal for health and wellness. Alwal also has many multi speciality Hospitals, Oxygen Hospital near Rythu Market, Prashamsha Hospital, GNR Hospital, Raksha Medinostics and many more.

Transport[edit]

Alwal is 8 km away from Secunderabad Railway station and just 12 km from away from the Old Hyderabad Airport in Begumpet Begumpet Airport and almost 50 km from New International Airport in Shamshabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

Alwal Railway Station

APSRTC runs buses here connecting Alwal to all parts of the city.

The local train service, MMTS has a train station called as Alwal Railway Station .

Schools/Colleges[edit]

Alwal is also home to some of the famous schools in Secunderabad like the St.Ann's High School, Bolarum which was set up in 1876[1] by a group of nuns from Italy. The other schools in the area are Little Flowers High School, Bethany Academy, Pallavi High School, Brilliant Grammar High School, Gowtham Model School, Valerian Grammar School (Bollarum), Loyola Public High School (Principal: B.Annamma, Estd:-1985,Famous School in Alwal Area), Model Mission High School, Kendriya Vidyalaya Bolarum,[2] The Raja Praja High School and Triveni Talent School. Colleges in Alwal include Loyola Academy., L.R.M.G. Junior College, St. Ann's Junior College, Swarnandhra Junior College, Vandana Junior and degree College, Sri Chaitanya Junior College and Narayana Junior College.

Events in Alwal[edit]

Jatara: Alwal hosts a Carnival (Jatara) at Shri Venkateshwara Temple in every December, which attracts many people from the nearby areas. Several shopkeepers, vendors and entertainers flock a complete 1 km stretch of the road selling a variety of items which include home decors, bangles, kids' toys, etc. A variety of mobile fast-food carts are available to satisfy the taste buds of the visitors. Children get their piece of amusement by riding the merry-go-round, toy-cars, swings, etc.[3]

Noted people in Alwal[edit]

Shyam Benegal, director and screenwriter was born here[4][5] and used to live here. It was here that he lived when he formed the Hyderabad Film Society which was run from Osmania University.[6]

Noted Film Director B. Narsing Rao, Balladeer Gaddar, Model&Actors Sreedhar Rao and Vasu hail from Alwal.

Hyderabad City former Mayor Banda Karthika Reddy also hails from Alwal. M.R.Krishna, Central Minister as Defence Minister of INDIA under Indira Gandhi government has a road[7] named on him in Alwal on his respect towards people helped many middle-class people for which his statue is inaugurated in Yapral near Alwal

Greater Alwal Allied Service Association(GAASA)[edit]

GAASA was formed by residents of Alwal in 1987. In the past GAASA pursued the authorities concerned with various issues of common interest affecting the residents of Greater Alwal (comprising the Ex-Panchayats forming the Alwal Municipality viz: Alwal, Yapral, Kowkoor, Turkapally etc.).

Banks in Alwal[edit]

All the major public sector and private sector banks are located in alwal. Syndicate Bank is operating in Alwal since 1967, there are 4 SBH, 2 SBI, 2 Andhra Bank, 2 Indian Overseas Bank, Corporation Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce, ICICI Bank, AXIS Bank, HDFC Bank, South Indian Bank.

Assembly Constituency[edit]

Alwal comes under Malkajgiri Assembly constituency. Alwal circle consists of 3 divisions: Alwal, Macha Bollaram and Yapral. All these three divisions come under Malkajgiri Assembly constituency.

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