Dilsukhnagar

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Dilsukhnagar

Dilsukhnagar
The Busy Main Road of Dilshukhnagar
The Busy Main Road of Dilshukhnagar
Dilsukhnagar is located in Telangana
Dilsukhnagar
Dilsukhnagar
Location in Telangana, India
Dilsukhnagar is located in India
Dilsukhnagar
Dilsukhnagar
Dilsukhnagar (India)
Coordinates: 17°22′08″N 78°31′29″E / 17.368784°N 78.524652°E / 17.368784; 78.524652Coordinates: 17°22′08″N 78°31′29″E / 17.368784°N 78.524652°E / 17.368784; 78.524652
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictRangareddy
CityHyderabad
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500,060
Vehicle registrationTS 08
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyL.B. Nagar
Planning agencyGHMC

Dilsukhnagar is one of the largest commercial and residential centers in Hyderabad.[1] It was once part of the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, but later merged with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

History[edit]

The name "Dilsukhnagar" is derived from Dilsukh Ramprasad, an agricultural land owner who lived around Malakpet. It is said that he subdivided his land into plots and built a colony which he named Dilsukhnagar.

Dilsukhnagar was once a purely residential suburb; however, in the last decade strong economic growth has transformed it into a major commercial hub.

Administration[edit]

Dilsukhnagar was merged into the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in 2007 after an order passed by the Government of Telangana. It is now a part of tof the Telangana State Assembly.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

The suburb houses a Telangana State Road Transport Corporation bus depot[2].

Multi-Modal Transport System station in Malakpet serves Dilsukhnagar[3]. It is well connected by Hyderabad Metro

Incidents[edit]

The locality has been subject to terrorist attacks twice in its history. Both cases involved attacks using a time bomb. The first incident happened in 2002, allegedly planted by SIMI, investigation of which is underway[4]. The second incident involving twin blasts occurred in 2013, killing 13 people while injuring 83 others[5]. Death toll enhanced to 17 in the ensuing days[6]. Members of Indian Mujahideen, a terrorist group, were eventually convicted for their role in the blasts[7].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dilsukhnagar: A congested commercial centre
  2. ^ "TSRTC Bus Depots".
  3. ^ "SCR - MMTS Brochure" (PDF).
  4. ^ "2002 temple blast accused brought to city".
  5. ^ "The Hindu Archive: 13 killed, 83 injured as twin blasts rock Hyderabad".
  6. ^ "Dilsukhnagar bomb blast toll rises to 17".
  7. ^ "Five IM men convicted for Hyderabad blasts".