The Busy Main Road of Dilshukhnagar
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TS 08|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Hyderabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||L.B. Nagar|
Dilsukhnagar is one of the largest commercial and residential centers in Hyderabad. It was once part of the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, but later merged with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
The name "Dilsukhnagar" is derived from Dilsukh Ram Pershad, 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.
On 21 February 2013, at around 7:05 PM, two blasts occurred in the area: one in the vicinity of the Konark and Venkatadri movie theaters and the other near a busy bus stop. Sixteen people were killed and at least 118 were injured. Indian mujahideen were suspected and the blasts are thought to have been meant as revenge for the executions of Afzal Guru and Ajmal Kasab in Tihar Jail on 13 February 2013.
Dilsukhnagar is a busy commercial hub in Hyderabad. The Dilsukhnagar Bus Stand, termed the "floating population", attracts migrants from the rest of the country. Retail giants like Titan, Domino's, Megamart, More, Croma run successfully on the Dilsukhnagar - LB Nagar stretch. Restaurants like Swagath, Papadam's Blue, Green Leaves, Paradise and Bawarchi also offer their services.
Dilsukhnagar merged into the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in 2007 after an order from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency and the L.B. Nagar constituency of the Telangana State Assembly.
Dilsukhnagar is well connected within Hyderabad. The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation has bus routes to areas such as Ghatkesar, LB Nagar, Pathancheru, Nagole, Secunderabad, and Kothi. Additional buses are available from the DSNR bus depot P. Traffic congestion is relatively common in Dilsukhnagar. There are two bus depot's in Dilsukhnagar. The DSNR depot consists of city services and HYD-2 depot consists of district buses. There is a District bus stand in Dilsuknagar from which buses go to Nalgonda, Miriyalguda, Suryapet, Kodad, Vijayawada, Adilabad, Mancheriyal, Choutuppal, Visakhapatnam, Shiridi etc.
The nearest Multi-Modal Transport System station is at Malakpet. Dilsukhnagar also hosts a Railway Advance Reservation Booking Office. The nearest airport is Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
Dilsukhnagar should have further connections once the Hyderabad Metro is completed.
Dilsukhnagar is home to many educational institutions and commercial coaching and training centers. The head office and main branch of Brilliant Grammar High School is located in Dilsukhnagar. Dilsukhnagar Public School and Gowtham Model School, Sri krishnaveni talent school, and Neo royal high school are the other main schools. Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre is also located here.
Padmavamshi Handloom and Textiles Market
The Padmavamshi Handloom and Textiles Market is located in the Kothapet area near the HUDA Complex, 1.5–2 km from Dilsukhnagar. The complex is four floors high and consists of hundreds of outlets selling handlooms and textiles.
Other prominent places
- Konark, Venkatadri, Rajadhani, Megha, Shiva-Ganga theatres located within its vicinity.
- Asmangadh Fort – located near NH-9.
- Birla Archaeological Museum – located near Asmangadh.
- Mini Tank Bund – Mini Tank Bund was constructed along the banks of Saroornagar Lake. Indira Priyadarshini Park is located on this Mini Tank Bund.
- Jain Mandir – The famous Jain Mandir is located on the Maruthinagar-Chaitanyapuri stretch, about 1.5 km from Dilsukhnagar Bus Depot.
- Narasimhaswamy Temple – This ancient temple is located in Chaitanyapuri on high rocks on the banks of the river Musi. The temple is famous as the Konda Gudi in the Chaitanyapuri area.
- Sai Baba Temple, Dilsukhnagar – this is the famous temple in the Dilshuknagar area. This temple is a replica of the Saibaba Temple in the Shiridi.
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- "Five explosions kill 23 in Hyderabad, 50 injured". First Post. Retrieved 21 February 2013.