Ameerpet

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Ameerpet, Hyderabad
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Ameerpet, Hyderabad, India
Ameerpet, Hyderabad, India
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad District
MetroHyderabad Metropolitan Region
Founded1900
Founded byAamir Ali
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu , English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN500016
Lok Sabha constituencySecunderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencySanathnagar
Planning agencyHUDA
Civic agencyGHMC

Ameerpet is a residential hub located to the north-west of Hyderabad, Telangana. Ameerpet is also a Mandal in Hyderabad District. The locality shares its borders with Sardar Patel Road and the National Highway 65. Though basically consisting of vacant plots till a few years back, the area is now bustling with a number of commercial and residential establishments.

Popular areas located close to Ameerpet include Panjagutta, Banjara Hills, Begumpet, Sanath Nagar and Somajiguda.

Until the early 90s, the area mostly consisted of vacant plots, Jagirdar lands, Nawabs Houses, Estates and roadside restaurants to serve the traffic along NH9 to Bombay. Commercial activity first shifted here from the centre of the city in the 1990s with the expansion of the northern suburbs of Hyderabad due to ongoing construction activity in the area and its surrounding areas. Today it is a bustling locality with several commercial establishments along with high pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Ameerpet is also famous for religious places, Shopping Hub, Educational Institutions.

History[edit]

The land was gifted by then Nizam of Hyderabad to one of his Jagirdars named Amir Ali in the early 1900s. He built a small palace as his summer home and used the area as a summer resort since it was densely vegetated and had a pleasant climate and also water bodies.[1] This palace now houses the "Nature Cure Hospital".

The third observatory of India called the "Nizamia Observatory" was set up here in Ameerpet by the Nizams. In 1908, Nawab Zafar Jung studied astronomy in England and he returned to Hyderabad along with two telescopes and an expert, whom he promised a net salary of Osmania Sikkah Rupees 1500.00 per month. He offered the telescopes to the Nizam, who ordered the installation of the telescopes at Ameerpet, where they remained for the next 50 years. The whole work of the ‘Carte due Ciet’ Hyderabad Section was completed under the direction of T.P. Huascaran, who had published the remaining volumes of the astrographic catalogue and this brought the work to a successful conclusion.

In 1923, the equatorial telescope by G. Rubb was erected and a Milne-Shaw seismograph was installed for the study of earthquakes and a second machine was added in 1929. A special underground chamber was constructed to house these delicate instruments. In 1928, at the request of the International Astronomical Union, the section of the sky originally allotted to the observatory at Potsdam(Germany) was undertaken by the Nizamia Observatory. The work of measurement and reduction was completed and three volumes were published by the International Astronomical Union. This observatory still stands here as a testimony to the development of Ameerpet.

The rest of the land of Ameerpet, after the merger of Hyderabad into Indian Union, was later on passed on to his heirs who sold it in bits and pieces to other Jagirdars, nawabs and others settlers. Most of this settlers were immigrants from neighbouring state Andhra Pradesh and also others states of India namely Rajasthan, UP, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. The substantial part of land is still with Nawabs and Jagirdars. The value of land from early 60s up to late 80s commanded higher prices than posher areas like Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills because of its close proximity to Highway and Industrial areas.

Commerce[edit]

Ameerpet is known for commerce and business of all kinds, but mainly as an education hub.[2] It has several retail stores and many educational institutions like PAGE, TIME, etc. which help students to get admission into institutes for pursuing higher studies.

Software training hub[edit]

Ameerpet is also a well known destination for software training in India.[3] Students from different parts of the country come to Ameerpet to join software training courses.[4] They avail of quality software training at relatively low prices. As a result, Ameerpet is also gaining a worldwide reputation and people from other countries are also starting to come here to get trained in various kinds of software.Not only from India, even from various other parts of the world also students come to take coaching in software training.A well known Center for development of advance computing(C-DAC Hyderabad) is located in this area.

Transport[edit]

The Hyderabad Metro has Ameerpet metro station as a changeover station between Lines 1 and 3.

Buses run by TSRTC connect Ameerpet with all parts of the city.

The closest MMTS Train station is at Nature Cure hospital.

Major landmarks[edit]

Landmarks include Nizamia observatory, Saradhi Studios, HUDA Maitrivanam, Huda Swarna Jayanti Complex, Aditya Enclave, Aditya Trade centre, Satyam Cinema Theatre, Ameerpet Gurudwara, Masjid-E-Akhtarunissa Begum ,Vcare Multi Speciality Hospital, Elephant House, and Training and Consulting Services.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ameerpet: Busiest and commercially diverse
  2. ^ Ameerpet houses hundreds of IT institutes and over one lakh students
  3. ^ "Ameerpet, India's unofficial IT training hub".
  4. ^ Ameerpet-Blooming IT Institutes
  5. ^ Training and Consulting Services .

6. Ameerpet mosque [1]