Nampally, Hyderabad

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Nampally
నాంపల్లి
Nampally
neighbourhood
Nampally Railway station
Nampally Railway station
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 001
Lok Sabha constituency Hyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nampalli
Planning agency GHMC

Nampally is one of the biggest suburbs of Hyderabad, India.[1][2] The biggest landmark is the Hyderabad Deccan Station, locally known as the Nampally railway station.[3]

History[edit]

The Nampally Railway Station was built in 1907 by Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, the last Nizam of Hyderabad. The station was called Nam-pally because it was built in a moist and wet area in those days. "Nam" in Urdu means 'Wet and moist' and "Pally" means 'Place". It is due to the wetness of the place that the Nizam also chooses to build Bagh-e-Aam (popularly known as Public Gardens) in the same area, knowing that a garden would flourish in a wet place.

The Hyderabad Railway Station or Nampally simultaneously build with Bagh-e-Aam, this station was used mostly as goods siding while the Secunderabad Railway Station (built in 1874) saw its first train on October 9, 1874 when the Wadi-Secunderabad line was commissioned. The Hyderabad Railway Station had to wait till 1921 before the first passenger train came chugging in. The delay was because the Begumpet Railway Station was being constructed, it was discovered that the railway line passed through the property of Sir Vicar-Ul_Umra and it was only when he insisted that the trains stop at Begumpet, did he grant permission for full construction of the Begumpet Railway Station. Once It was resolved, trains began plying between Secunderabad and Hyderabad - passing through either the Hussain Sagar Junction or Begumpet Railway Station.

As of today, it has emerged one of the busiest Railway Stations with many Express and Super fast trains terminating or originating from here that include the legendary Andhra Pradesh Express - the first Super fast train of South Central Railways that runs between Hyderabad and New Delhi - and the immensely popular Godavari Express and Hussainsagar Express trains.

Landmarks[edit]

Haj House view from Public Gardens at Nampally in Hyderabad

Transport[edit]

Nampally is well connected by road and rail. Buses run by TSRTC provide connectivity from and to this place. Nampally Railway station is Hyderabad's main railway station providing connectivity to various parts of the state and country. MMTS train runs the local city train service from the Nampally railway station providing connectivity to important parts of the city. Autos, taxis and seven seaters all provide a means of transport to different parts of the city. Nampally Railway Station now known as Hyderabad Station.

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