Malkajgiri

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Malkajgiri
మల్కాజిగిరి
neighbourhood
The skyline of Malkajgiri
The skyline of Malkajgiri
Malkajgiri is located in Telangana
Malkajgiri
Malkajgiri
Location in the state of Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°26′54″N 78°31′45″E / 17.44833°N 78.52917°E / 17.44833; 78.52917Coordinates: 17°26′54″N 78°31′45″E / 17.44833°N 78.52917°E / 17.44833; 78.52917
Country  India
State Telangana
District Ranga Reddy
Metro Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,75,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 047
Vehicle registration TS 07
Lok Sabha constituency Malkajgiri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Malkajgiri
Planning agency GHMC
Malkajgiri Railway Station

Malkajgiri is a suburban neighbourhood of the city of Hyderabad, located in the state of Telangana, India. Prior to the formation of Telangana (via the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act of 2014), the neighborhood and the rest of Hyderabad were part of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Malkajgiri is one of the most populated mandals in the Ranga Reddy district. It is governed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, and has representation in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and the Parliament of India. It is also one of the three parliamentary constituencies of the city of Hyderabad, the other two being Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Malkajgiri had a population of 175,000. The population is 51% male and 49% female. Malkajgiri has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 65%. In Malkajgiri, 7% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Commercial area[edit]

One of the oldest factories in the area is Shaw Wallace Distilleries Limited, which in 2007 merged with United Spirits, a part of the UB group. The area is home to many businesses, including a branch of the CMR Shopping Mall, restaurants, and theatres.

Malkajgiri Assembly Constituency[edit]

The Malkajgiri Assembly Constituency is a new constituency formed after delimitation of constituencies. The General elections held in 2009 were the first elections to be held in this constituency. Akula Rajender Mudiraj was elected as MLA in 2009. In 2014 general assembly elections, C. KANAKA REDDY(TRS) won by 2768 votes against RAM CHANDER RAO.N(BJP).

Education[edit]

Malkajgiri has several good quality schools in its close vicinity which include:

  • Frobels Garden High School
  • Vijay Mary High School
  • New Lilly Model High School, Hanumanpet
  • D A V Public School, Safilguda
  • Delhi Public School, Mahendra Hills
  • Gautami High School
  • Bhasyam Public School
  • Podar Jumbo Kids
  • Siddhardha convent high school
  • Bhega's High School
  • Durga Bhavani High School
  • Balaji High School
  • St. Martin High School
  • St. Ann's Grammar School
  • Zilla Parishad High School(ZPHS) (the only State Govt School)
  • Railway Mixed High School (more than 100 years old and has been awarded best School in SCR many times )
  • Railway Boys High School a.k.a RBHS (Central Government Schools)
  • Railway Girls High School a.k.a RGHS (Central Government Schools)

In addition, the intermediate (junior college or +2) education requirements are met by two colleges

  • Sri Chaitanya Narayana junior colleges,
  • St.Ann's junior college for Women,
  • Jaagruthi Junior and Degree Colleges.

Culture[edit]

Malkajgiri also has quite a few wonderful temples that one can visit, namely,Sri Ujjaini Mahakali Temple near malkajgiri, Durga matha temple near prashanth nagar community hall, Shirdi Sai Baba temple near railway station,Lord venkateswara temple along with goddesses Sridevi & Bhoodevi at Sattireddy colony. Vijaya Vinayaka temple in Vani Nagar, the Lord Rama temple in Prem Vijay Nagar Colony, the Raghavendra Swamy mutt in Venkateshwara Nagar, Hanuman and santhoshimata temple at Old Malkajgiri, Mallanna temple in Mallikarjuna Nagar and the Ganapathi and Panchamukha Anjaneya temples in Vasanthapuri Colony.

Malkajgiri also witnesses a grand scale celebration of festivals like Mahankali Jatara (Bonalu), Ganesha Chaturthi and Dussehra wherein the whole area is decorated with colourful pandals during the festival days.Special cultural programs are conducted at vasanthapuri colony by Siddi Vinayaka Friends Association and movies screened during Ganesh Chaturthi near the famous Sangam in Mirjalguda.

Dr.Martin Lutheran Church / Wallbuilders for youth near Neredmet X roads and Divine Grace Lutheran Church near ECIL X roads. At Christmas time, carols singing and skits are played and be celebrated with great joy.

The youth of Malkajgiri are heavily inclined to sports. Malkajgiri has produced some of the finest cricketers in town who hone their skills by training hard in the nearby British Grounds in Lallaguda.

Transport[edit]

Malkajgiri is well-connected with other parts of the city by road as well as rail. Malkajgiri Railway Station will be converted into a major junction[2] thereby connecting it to most of places by rail route.

The principal intra-city bus routes through this area are 16P (Secunderabad - Prasanthinagar),16A (Secunderabad - ECIL X Roads), 16C (Secunderabad - ECIL X Roads), 16A/K (Secunderabad - ECIL X Roads), 16H (Secunderabad - ECIL X Roads), 16H/10H (ECIL X Roads to Kondapur).

Malkajgiri is less than 15 to 20 mins drive from Secunderabad Railway Station. It is also just 3 km away from Mettuguda junction where the road leading to Uppal and the International Airport is being expanded into eight lanes.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Panoramic View of Malkajgiri

Safilguda is one of the bustling residential areas in Malkajgiri. The most prominent landmark being "The Mini Tank Bund". The beautiful water storage tank with a well built boundary is a major attraction. It also has a famous temple "Kata Maisamma", attracting thousands of pilgrims. Other places of interest include Safilguda Railway Station, Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple (Balram nagar), Shiva Temple (Seetaramnagar) and Sai Baba Temple (Sainathpuram). The other side of Mini Tank Band houses the famous residential skyscrapers known as Krupa Complex which started the trend of high rise living in Hyderabad with buildings as tall as 3 floors. The area is adjacent to the Army Ordnance Center (AOC) with open land, making it a perfect location for giving respite from the bustling concrete jungle of the east. There is considerable population of Christian faith with several churches.

Anandbagh is a suburb of Hyderabad located adjacent to Malkajgiri. It is a predominantly residential area with many commercial establishments coming up. Anandbagh is located in the North-Eastern part of Hyderabad and is a thickly populated area.

The area is well connected to other parts of the city with a number of city buses plying in this route. (APSRTC bus routes from Secunderabad Bus Station :16P, 16A, 16C, 16A/K, 16E, 16H, 38A, 38X, 38EX, 10S etc. to name a few.) A couple of landmarks in and around Anandbagh are the Lord Venkateshwara temple(at Anandbagh X-Roads) and the Safilguda lake - popularly called as Mini Tankbund beyond which is the Krupa complex.

Mallikarjuna Nagar is a thickly populated residential area in the vicinity of Safilguda after the famous temple of the Lord "Mallikarjuna Swamy". The 2.5 km Stretch from Safilguda through Jyothi Nagar is named after the Late Pilot Sri. Raj Kumar. Most famous temple "Mallikarjuna Swamy" is situated in the center of this landscape and attracts many devotees from far flung areas. Moreover every festival is celebrated with vibrant flowering and devotees feel pleased to come to this place. The place is well connected with the Bus Routes of APSRTC viz, 38E, 38EX, 38H, 38X.

'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. 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.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 Bethany Acedamy,Pallavi High School,Brilliant Grammar High 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 source | editbeta]

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

'Indira Nehru Nagar is major Basti in Malkajgiri Area which comes under 138 Division Gautham Nagar, People from different community, religion live here. this has been formed 35 years ago. Christ Jesus Witnesses Prayer Church, HIll Church, Hanuman Temple, Christ the King Church, a Darga are the famous religious temples. people live here are labour, Govt officials, Drivers etc..they paly major role in election as its a Highly Populated slum or Basti, There is no Bus route to this area because of an Ary Railyway track is dividing mallikarjunagar and I.N Nagar. The statue of Babu Jagjivan Ram and B.R. Ambedkar are dedicated recently.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Proposal for the Forth rail Terminal for Hyderabad". The Hindu. 21 June 2006. Retrieved 25 September 2009.