Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Hyderabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Maharajgunj|
The area's name comes from the word because of Koti Residency, kothi meaning a mansion for the concubines for the Nizams where the Nizams housed captured women for use as concubines. This was later converted to house the British resident James Achilles Kirkpatrick and which was, in 1949, converted into the campus of the Osmania University College for Women.
Koti is famous for the book business. A wide variety of book shops are located here. Bank Street in Koti is a financial center of Hyderabad city. Important national and private banks are located here like the Central Bank of India, State Bank of India, Andhra Bank etc.
The famous Gokulchat restaurant, which was involved in the recent bombings is located in Koti. Gujrati galli (lane), also known as Giriraj lane, present in Koti is known for electronic goods which are available at lower prices. This lane also has a very old Lord Krishna Temple with great history and is a worthy place to see. Other businesses such as textile shops like Dreamland (shop for Jeans, T-shirt, Suit and Saree), RS Bro., Mr. India are also located here. Whole sale kirana places are located in Inderbagh. Close to Koti is the Abids area, which is similar commercial area.
Osmania Medical College campus is located in this area. It is one of the oldest medical colleges in India. Directorate of Medical Education and Directorate of Health and Telangana branch of Indian Medical Association are also located in this region.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station located close to Koti as a major bus station, and it is a road transport gateway to the city. This station is located across the Musi river. This bus station is said to be one of the largest in India, and provides transport to all parts of the state and country.
The local city bus terminus is located at women's college of Koti, near vaibhav shopping mall, opposite to Andhra Bank, and beside vaibhav mall, and opposite to government hospital. Bus stop opposite to Andhra Bank, buses go to Secunderabad, Kondapur, Lingampally and bus stop near vaibhav shopping mall they go to Afzalgunj, Lingampally, Lakdikapool, Secunderabad, Nampally etc. and from bus stop opposite government hospital buses go to Kushaiguda, ECIL, Secunderabad etc. Bus stop at women college, buses go to Dilsukhnagar, Malakpet, L.B.Nagar, Ibrahimpatnam, Ramoji film city, NGO's colony, Uppal etc. Buses from Bus stop beside vaibhav mall go to Rajendra Nagar, Zoo park, Airport etc.
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