Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad from a distance
|Elevation||574 m (1,883 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Shamshabad Village named after Shams-ul-Umra, title of Paigah nobles "Nawab Abul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung, Shams-ud-Daula, Shams-ul-Mulk, Shams-ul-Umrah (Founder of the Paigahs)". During the Nizam II, Mir Nizam Ali Khan’s reign (1762-1803). Shamsabad over the years came to be called Shamshabad, The sleepy village on the city outskirts is actually named after Shams-ul-Umra, the title conferred by the Nizam on Paigah nobles. In Arabic 'Shams-ul-Umara' means(the Son of the Noble) and the title denoted the importance Nizam attached to the Paigahs. As happened with other locality names, Shamsabad too got corrupted and over the years came to be called Shamshabad.
Shamsabad is located at  It has an average elevation of 574 metres (1,886 ft)..
New International Airport
Shamshabad boasts the brand-new Hyderabad International Airport, which commenced operations on March 23, 2008. The airport site totals 5,400-acre (22 km2) in area and the GPS coordinates are 17"15' North and 78"25' East. Currently the biggest project in Hyderabad, the new international airport, once completed in all its phases, will be able to provide much-needed infrastructure to handle large aircraft and the booming passenger and cargo traffic at Hyderabad. With world-class facilities and latest technology aimed at providing passenger convenience, this airport is one of the best in the country. Other noteworthy features of the airport are, the second longest runway (4.2 km or 2.6 miles) in the country, and extensive connectivity to/from the city. This multi-phased project is conceptualised on the lines of modular-expansion and has been developed to cater to over 7 million passengers a year in the first phase i.e. March 2008. It would be able to cater to over 50 million passengers a year in the final phase of development.
Many projects of AP Govt. are coming in and around Shamshabad Airport, including Fab City, Nano Tech Park, Hardware Park, and Textile Park. The airport is connected to Hitech City by the recently constructed Outer Ring Road which makes it very convenient to International visitors visiting the Hitech city.
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Built by Vengi kings in 13th Century BC and one of the rarest Kodanda rama temple, where lord Ram is holding an arrow in his hand along with Sita and Laxmana in the Sanctum sanctorum. Lord Hanuman is placed at the Dhwaja stamba. Temple is located 4 km from Shamshabad bus stand and is one of the popular destinations for the Telugu film industry.
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