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|• Body||Cantonment Board, Secunderabad|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Malkajgiri|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Kukatpally|
|Planning agency||Cantonment Board, Secunderabad|
Bowenpally or Bowinpally is a suburb in Secunderabad, India. It is predominantly a middle and upper middle class suburb. Bowenpally is part of the Secunderabad Cantonment area, where the British held sway for several years. The old village of Bowenpally with its people-friendly streets still exist. One among the few old structures left is an old shrine with some rough sculptures of a bull with distinct Kakatiyan design, near the Bowenpally Police Station. It is a juncture connecting different parts of the city.
This is now a sprawling suburb of Secunderabad. The Hyderabad airport has a single 0927 (east–west) runway. Bowenpally is just north of this unmistakable landmark. It is also the meeting point of two national highways: NH 7 (marked as "Nizamabad Road" on the map) and NH 9 (marked as "Pune Road" on the map). It serves as the gateway to the city from these two highways. Bowenpally is known for its peace and communal harmony with masjids, gurdwaras and temples galore. The community is richly diverse with people of various ethnicities.
In early days, Secunderabad was a small town with three major villages, namely Tirumalagiri, Bowenpally and Alwal. The name "Bowenpally" derives from Bhuvanapalli. It is named after the King of Chalukya, Trailokya Malla Bhuvanesvara, from the 10th century. The State Archeology Department found an inscription on a pillar dating from the Chalukya times, thus confirming the name. Indian
The second biggest vegetable market in Hyderabad, Government-owned, The Market Yard, Bowenpally is located close by. Recently Reliance fresh, Spencers, More, Salex have put up their own retail outlets across various places in Bowenpally. AWHO colony area, Dubai Gate and Bapuji nagar area stand out in having various shops and ATM's. There are several national banks such as Union Bank of India, SBI, ING Vysya, SBH, HDFC Bank, Bank of Baroda and ICICI are also present here. There are few good restaurants which serves multi-cuisine,tandoori, Chinese, veg and non-veg food.
Culture and Recreation
Hindus Muslims and Christians mixed culture may find with peaceful harmony Well known Hindu temples Big Mosque (Badi Masjid) and Cherch.
Bowenpally has only one cinema theatre, Kalyan Theatre(Movie Max). This theatre hardly attracts people. However the Bowenpally is located at a juncture where access to any Cinema hall and shopping malls is easier. Tivoli cinema, Anand cinema are in a radius of 3 km from this place.
The most famous Paradise is just 4 km from this place.
On the Medchal Highway NH7 (also known as Nizamabad Road), there are many dhabas which serve delicious food. These dhabas are economical and serve authentic Punjabi food.
TSRTC runs many buses that connect it to different parts of the city like 26,26N,26M,26S, 26M/229, ply from Secunderabd Station to Old-Bowenpally and other special buses such as 26/8C,26B/7K, 49M/26 8N/26 26M/229 etc. ply during the office hours. Also, 24E/31H plies through bowenpally. Another bus numbered 26G plies from the station to Greenfields via Hasmathpet.
The closest MMTS Train station is at Fatehnagar.
The traffic is high throughout the day, and many buses (226, 229, 230A) and other vehicles ply to Secunderabad city via New Bowenpally.
There is a new plan to add a traffic light at the Center Point and Diamond Point Irani hotels to ease congestion. In addition the Cantonment has plans to widen the road to ease growing traffic.
Bowenpally has two major sub-regions, Old Bowenpally and New Bowenpally. There are a lot of gated communities in the area.
Bowenpally is an amalgamation of Old Bowenpally and New Bowenpally. Old-bowenpally is close to Trimulghery and 4 km from Paradise. Major Transit locations like Rathifile Bus stop and Secunderabad Railway Station are pretty close to Old Bowenpally. Old Bowenpally is a landmark of Education with more than 30 schools and about 10 colleges. Mallikarjuna Colony, Raja Rajeshwari Colony, Hasmathpet, Mahatma Nagar, Bapujinagar, Dubai Gate comes under Old Bowenpally region. Numerous apartments, flats and individual houses have been constructed every year to mark as one of the business centres. Old Bowenpally cross road is one of the busiest market place during wee hours and it is a full of shops, vegetable vendors, fruit vendors on either side of the road. old bowenpally also have major hospital like vincity multi speciality hospital. as hyderabad is known for irani chai you can have it in city cafe adjacent to cross roads of old bowenpally. A large pool of labor for construction travel from Old Bowenpally to various places in Hyderabad. A fair bit of contribution from Graduates to the IT firms in Hi-Tech city in many fields like Management and Engineering etc. There are various Temples, Masjids and Churches built with a respect on every religion. Technicality, Manpower, Youth and diverse cultures fills Old Bowenpally in its success and hopefully can show up more leaders, entrepreneurs, businessmen and intellectual personalities to project the fame in the name of Old Bowenpally to the world.
New Bowenpally is modern and very close to the city, although there are good colonies in both Old and New Bowenpally. New Bowenpally has two areas, Pedda Thokatta and Chinna Thokatta. Pedda Thokatta connects to Old Bowenpally and Chinna Thokatta connects to Tarbund and Lord Shri Ayyappa Swami Temple behind SAI DHAM and VCV's Centre for Advanced Learning, New Bowenpally..
New Bowenpally comes under cantonment area, along with other surrounding areas surrounding, such as Tadbund, Tirumalagiri and Alwal. The cantonment has their own administration and tax departments, including facilities such as water and construction approvals.
New Bowenpally connects to both NH7 highway towards Medchal and NH9 highway towards Balangar industrial area. There is an Old Airport road and a burial grounds and Mount Carmel School in this area, also called Old Bombay Highway. New Bowenpally has a police Station, post Office, library, hospital, electricity department, school and park all located very close to each other on the NH7 highway, towards Medchal. The Indian Air Force Academy and recruitment for both technical and non-technical trades is also located at New Bowenpally, on the way to Balanagar from Bowenpally.