Afzal Gunj

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Afzal Gunj
అఫ్జాల్ గ౦జ్
neighbourhood
Afzal Gunj is located in Telangana
Afzal Gunj
Afzal Gunj
Afzal Gunj is located in India
Afzal Gunj
Afzal Gunj
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°22′24″N 78°28′15″E / 17.373247°N 78.470932°E / 17.373247; 78.470932Coordinates: 17°22′24″N 78°28′15″E / 17.373247°N 78.470932°E / 17.373247; 78.470932
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad District
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 012
Vehicle registration TS
Lok Sabha constituency Hyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Maharajgunj
Planning agency GHMC
Website telangana.gov.in

Afzal Gunj (Telugu: అఫ్జాల్ గ౦జ్) is one of the old suburbs in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, close to river Musi. Afzal Gunj is the hub of local transportation due to the presence of Central Bus Station in the region. The bus station provides services to most of parts in the city.[1]

The famous Osmania General Hospital of Nizam era is located at Afzal Gunj. The famous Telangana State Central Library is also located here as is the Telangana High Court. The famous Salar Jung Museum is located close to Afzal Gunj. A little south east of Salarjang Museum is the Nizam's Museum at Purani Haveli. The name Purani Haveli signifies the locality where the museum is situated. The road that extends from north of Afzalgunj over river Musi connects with Sardar Patel Road. The famous Charminar is located on this road, further southwards from Afzal Gunj.

History[edit]

The 5th Nizam, Afzal ad-Dawlah, gifted land to grain merchants for trade and commerce. The place is named after him. A lot of markets like Moazzam Jahi Market, Siddi Amber Bazar, Usmangunj Market, Begum Bazar, and Pool Bagh mushroomed around Begum Bazaar.[2]

Commercial area[edit]

There are many shops which cater to all needs of the people. Also there is an old shop called Munnalal Dawasaaz. Vajra Complex, named after Vajramma Erukulla, in Ashok Bazaar caters to your hardware needs. There is a popular Irani hotel here called as Television Cafe.

Accessibility[edit]

The TSRTC has a major bus hub in this area and connects Afzal Gunj with all parts of the city including Dilsukhnagar, Gachibowli, Ghatkesar, Himayat Nagar, Jubilee Hills and some of the suburban villages.

The nearest MMTS Train station is at Malakpet, about 2 km from Afzal Gunj.

The domestic and international Hyderabad Airport is located north of the place about 35 km away. Areas under Afzal Gunj include Begum Bazaar, Siddiambar Bazar and Padmashali Colony.

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