Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Hyderabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Maharajgunj|
The area's name comes from the word because of Koti Residency, kothi meaning a mansion for the concubines for the Nizams where the Nizams housed captured women for use as concubines. This was later converted to house the British resident James Achilles Kirkpatrick and which was, in 1949, converted into the campus of the Osmania University College for Women.
Koti is famous for Book business. A wide variety of book shops are located here. Bank Street at Koti, is a financial center of the Hyderabad city. Important national and private banks are located here like the Central Bank, State Bank of India, Andhra Bank etc.
The famous Gokulchat restaurant, which was involved in the recent bombings is located at Koti. Gujrati galli (lane) also known as Giriraj lane present at Koti is known for electronic goods which are available at lower prices. This lane also has a very old Lord Krishna Temple with great history and worth a place to see. Other businesses such as textiles shops like Dreamland (shop for Jeans, T-shirt, Suit and Saree), RS Bro., Mr. India are also located here. Whole sale kirana places are located in Inderbagh. Close to Koti is the Abids area, which is similar commercial area.
Osmania Medical College campus is located in this area. It is one of the oldest Medical Colleges in India. Directorate of Medical Education and Directorate of Health and Telangana branch of Indian Medical Association are also located in this region.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station located close to Koti is a major bus station, and it is a road transport gateway to the city. This station is located across the Musi river. This bus station is said to be one of the largest in India, and provides transport to all parts of the state and country.
The local city bus terminus is located adjacent to the Mahatma Bus station, providing connectivity to all parts of the city. Local autos, taxis, seven-seater autos also provide the much needed transport here.
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