MG Road, Secunderabad
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James Street Police Station
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MG Road or Mahatma Gandhi Road formerly known as James Street is one of the busiest roads of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and a foremost shopping district in Secunderabad. It is spread over 2 km.
It leads to a warren of streets called Tobacco Bazaar and Pot Market. Major landmarks include Paradise Hotel,Kabra Jewellers, Gandhi Statue, Chermas, Asrani Hotel, Paradise X roads, KFC, Ramgopalpet Police Station and Malani Building.
This road was earlier called James Street and after Indian independence, following convention, a major street in every city in India was named Mahatma Gandhi Road'. There is a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the road.
MG Road is one of the foremost shopping areas and bargain hunters. The General Bazar and Cloth Market off this road are familiar haunts for shoppers and bargain hunters.
Recently hotels have come up on this road including Tirupati's famous Hotel Bhima's.
Main article: General Bazar
The area is famous for gold and jewellery shops where one can buy traditional handmade jewellery. Gold market is flourishing here since 150 years.
The area is studded with Zari/Kanchi Saree shops and Wedding related shops. The area has also big shopping names like Bomanna, Chandana Bros, etc.
MMTS Train station is called as James Street.
The M.G. Road in Secunderabad was earlier known as James Street. The Police Station was designed by Dewan Bahadur Ramgopal who donated it to the Police Department for its use. According to an Andhra Pradesh government order dated 23 March 1998 the clock and the police station building were designated as heritage buildings.