Marredpally

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Marredpally
neighbourhood
Marredpally is located in Telangana
Marredpally
Marredpally
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°26′52.03″N 78°30′31.44″E / 17.4477861°N 78.5087333°E / 17.4477861; 78.5087333Coordinates: 17°26′52.03″N 78°30′31.44″E / 17.4477861°N 78.5087333°E / 17.4477861; 78.5087333
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
Zone none
Government
 • Body Cantonment Board GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 026
Lok Sabha constituency Secunderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Secunderabad
Planning agency Cantonment Board GHMC

Marredpally is an upmarket residential suburb in the city of Secunderabad, India. It is divided into East Marredpally and West Marredpally.

History[edit]

In the 1940s and 1950s Marredpally area was a dense forest with hills. In 1964 the first major development that spurred further development was the opening of the Shenoy Nursing Home which continues to this day.For the next twenty five years there was no other health related industry nearby.[citation needed] A lot of famous people were born here. There is a huge Buddha statue that brings serenity to the busy circle. During the late 1950s government authorities constructed houses called TIT blocks and sold them at subsidised rates to Government employees. Large pieces of land near Geeta Nursing Home was sold to IAS and IPS officers and few other businessmen. Other parts were developed by the then Military Cantonment Board and named as "Married Officers Colony". The name originates from Mared Palle. It was also home to many Anglo-Indians. It was Yadavs who used to be the landlords, but in the early 70s settlers ranging from Tamils, North Indians and Coastal Andhras, but most of these people were living here away from the maddening crowd and which was very beautiful and green environs making it a haven for morning walkers and senior citizens looking for some peace and quiet.

In the 90s, demolition of old ancestral houses that stood there for over 100 years and the construction of apartment complexes the erstwhile suburb became the hustling bustling hub of urban Hyderabad leaving little place for the very poor that lived next door in Addagutta. The land rates in Marredpally have risen and rich or old residents are now living in the suburb.

Demographics[edit]

Number of registered voters are 43837.[1]

Marredpally is a cosmopolitan suburb with culturally diverse population. This is one of the few uniformly well educated pockets in the city.

Commercial area[edit]

This area is well developed with parks, schools, hospitals, function halls lately many of the supermarkets & banks have also joined the list. Shenoy Nursing Home is one of the oldest and famous hospitals in the area and also in the city, run by the Shenoy family who have been doctors for generations. The building is built in the classical style with a lot of features of that architectural era.[2] Shenoy Ground is another popular landmark of Marredpally where a huge ground is available for recreation purposes and is considered a landmark.Every Sunday, a lot of cricket matches are held at the grounds. Apart from this a lot of schools hold their annual parades here

The area also has good access to various hospitals, nursing-homes, clinics etc.

Transport[edit]

TSRTC connects Marredpally to many parts of the city. Bus nos 38EX, 38X, 38T, 38S connect from Secunderabad Railway station via East Marredpally to Malkajgiri, Addagutta, Tukaramgate, Hanumanpet, Mallikarjuna Nagar, Goutam Nagar, Safilguda. Bus nos 34 connects via East Marredpally, Shenoy, AOC to ECIL X roads. Bus nos 37, 37X, 37E, 37S, connects via West Marredpally to Sainikpuri, RK puram, Neredmet, ECIL X roads etc. The closest MMTS Train Station is a 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) away at Secunderabad.

The nearest railway station is Secunderabad. Begumpet Railway Station is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away.

The Legendary Sangeet Cinema was the Heart Throb of Marredpally. But now an empty land stands here as the cinema was demolished to build a Multiplex. Construction of Sangeet Cineleisure is underway and is expected to be completed by December 2011.[3]

The iconic Marredpally Cricket Ground has been a major landmark besides Shenoy Nursing Home and Geeta Nursing Home.

Education[edit]

Marredpally is home to some of the oldest schools, St. Patrick's High School, St. Ann's High School, St John's Church High School, St. Mary's High School, Secunderabad Public School, Kotwal School, and St Marks High School. The oldest and most popular women's college is Kasturba Gandhi Women's College. Now a load of new schools throng the area namely Kennedy Vidya Bhavan, St. Andrews, DPS, Auxilium etc. Maredpally is also home to the lauded Bhavishya Montessori School.

Colonies in Marredpally[edit]

Marredpally is divided into East and West (East Marredpally and West Marredpally). Both the East and West has a major road running parallel and joining at AOC centre and Secunderabad. The major old colonies were Teacher's Colony in the east, LIC Colony, Syndicate Bank colony, SBH colony, Railway colony in the West.

Mahendra Hills in the East was developed during mid and late 1990s, comprising 6 sub colonies (residential societies) - namely Trimurthy, Dhanalakshmi, Balamrai, Shantiniketan, Ravi and Santosh colonies. Some of the major new colonies in West Marredpally are Samrat Colony, Seetapathi Colony, Rukmini devi Colony,LIC Colony, Simhapuri Colony and Radhika Colony. Other colonies in West Marredpally include Indrapuri railway colony, Lalitha nagar colony, Krishnapuri colony, Suman Colony, SarvaSukhi Colony, Lepakshi Colony and Siva Arun Colony. Mahindra Hills is also a location for many retired film barons, stars, business families, doctors and the like. It used to be very different even 10 years back with a high crime rate but due to recent urban developments and the gentrifying of the area,things have substantially improved. Mahindra Hills is also the location of the Buddha Vihara which was inaugurated in 2003 by his highness the Dalai Lama.[4]

Now a large number of apartment complexes have been constructed in both East and West Marredpally.

Notable Residents[edit]

  • J. Geeta Reddy (born 1947), Ex-Minister for Major Industries, Sugar, Commerce & Export Promotion. [1]

Late Chief Justice Mr. N.Kumarayya of A.P.High court- He was also a judge of International Tribunal at the World Bank.

  • Late Mr. Mudigonda Markandeya (born 1928), Retired District Sessions Judge. Also appointed by the Government as One Man Commission for Inquiry.
  • Sarvey Satyanarayana, Ex-Minister for R&B

Business Links[edit]

Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Zonal Office M.L.JAISIMHA Hyderabad and National Cricketer Talsani Srinivas yadav, Edan Prabhu,Dee Prabhu

References[edit]

Julian Prabhu, Luan Prabhu

External links[edit]