Alwal

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Alwal
అల్వాల్
Neighbourhood
Medchal bound DHMU at Alwal Railway Station
Medchal bound DHMU at Alwal Railway Station
Alwal is located in Telangana
Alwal
Alwal
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°30′11″N 78°30′25″E / 17.503°N 78.507°E / 17.503; 78.507Coordinates: 17°30′11″N 78°30′25″E / 17.503°N 78.507°E / 17.503; 78.507
Country  India
State Telangana
District Medchal district
City Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Population
 • Total 2,40,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500010
Lok Sabha constituency Malkajgiri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Malkajgiri
Planning agency GHMC, Alwal

Alwal is a neighbourhood of Hyderabad in the Medchal district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is the mandal headquarters of Alwal mandal in Malkajgiri revenue division.[1] It was a part of Ranga Reddy district before the re-organisation of districts in the state.[2] It was a municipality prior to its merger into the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.[3]

This area is booming as residents of central Hyderabad are moving to Alwal to escape traffic congestion and pollution. However, Alwal too has fallen prey to increasing commercialization and rampant construction activity contributing to pollution and other ills. No proper town planning of once-spacious suburb of Alwal is leaving its "lung spaces", so to speak, thoroughly constricted. The nearby cantonment (military) area offers good lung space for morning walkers/joggers, but this too had been debarred by the Army officials.[4]

History[edit]

Alwal was a prime area under the British Cantonment. It derived its name after ‘alvars’ who were Tamil poets, the proponents of Bhakti movement and devotees of Lord Venkateshwara[dubious ].[5][unreliable source?] It is home to a historic Venkateswara temple, which is located near Alwal municipal office and is more than 400 years old[according to whom?].There is a temple in the style of the Lotus Temple, Delhi.

Alwal was a part of Jagir of Sir Kishen Pershad, Prime Minister of Nizam, during the 1920s. Sir Kishen Pershad used to have his ‘Devdi’ (palace) at Alwal and used to spend time here during summer.


Transport[edit]

Alwal is 8 km away from Secunderabad Railway station and 12 km away from Begumpet Airport and almost 50 km from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

Alwal Railway Station

Public transport include, city buses operated by TSRTC and MMTS rail services from the Alwal railway station called as Alwal Railway Station.

Notable people[edit]

Assembly Constituency[edit]

Alwal falls under Malkajgiri Assembly constituency. Alwal circle consists of 3 divisions: Alwal, Macha Bollaram and Yapral. All these three divisions come under Malkajgiri Assembly constituency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medchal-Malkajgiri district" (PDF). Official website of Medchal district. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Medchal−Malkajgiri district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation". www.ghmc.gov.in. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  4. ^ mlc-flooded-with-complaints-over-closure-of-army-roads
  5. ^ yeh humara shehar alwal
  6. ^ http://www.hindu.com/pp/2006/08/26/stories/2006082600400100.htm