Malakpet

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Malakpet
Old City, Hyderabad
Malakpet is located in Telangana
Malakpet
Malakpet
Location in Telangana, India
Malakpet is located in India
Malakpet
Malakpet
Malakpet (India)
Coordinates: 17°22′N 78°30′E / 17.367°N 78.500°E / 17.367; 78.500Coordinates: 17°22′N 78°30′E / 17.367°N 78.500°E / 17.367; 78.500
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad District
Metro Hyderabad Metropolitan Region
Named for Malik Yaqoub
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Urdu, Telugu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 500036
Vehicle registration TS-11
Lok Sabha constituency Hyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Malakpet
Planning agency GHMC
Website telangana.gov.in

Malakpet is a locality in the Old City, Hyderabad, India. This is further divided into two parts, Old Malakpet and New Malakpet.

Ahmed bin Abdullah Balala of the Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen party was elected MLA of the Malakpet constituency for the second time in 2014.

History[edit]

Grand Stand, Hyderabad Race Club. Photographed by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1880's.

It was named after Malik Yaqoub, a servant of the Golconda King Abdullah Qutb Shah, where he resided and had a market.[1]

In 1886 The Hyderabad Race Club was shifted here from Moula Ali, as Asaf Jah VI wanted it to be closer to his palace.[2] Soon, he also built the Mahbub Mansion right by the Race Course.[3]

Locality[edit]

Malakpet is bordered by Amberpet and Moosarambagh in the north, Dilsukhnagar in the east, Chaderghat in the west and Saidabad in the south.

Landmarks[edit]

The major landmarks here are the popular Hyderabad Race Club,[4] and also the historic Mahbub Mansion Market or Mahbub Gunj Market. The Asman Garh Palace and Monsieur Raymond's Tomb are other historical places located here.

The Palmetum is a specialized botanical garden, featuring only different palm trees. It was established in 2002 by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

Commercial Area[edit]

The Nalgonda "X" Roads Junction is a major commercial hub.

Hospitals[edit]

Malakpet is home to several well equipped multi-speciality hospitals. Below is a list of major hospitals in the locality:

  • M.N. Area Hospital ( a Govt. Hospital under Vaidya Vidhana Parishad)
  • Susrutha Hospital
  • Bibi Cancer Hospital
  • Venus Hospital
  • New Life Hospital
  • Yashoda Hospital
  • Hegde Hospital
  • Farhat Hospital

Transport[edit]

The state-owned TSRTC runs the city bus service, connecting to all the major centres of the city. All the buses running from Dilsukhnagar and Midhani bus depots pass through Malakpet. Malakpet has an MMTS train station, which is used for commuting. The Nalgonda 'X' Road connects the nearby busy areas of Dilsukhnagar and Saidabad and is a hub of huge traffic.

References[edit]

Meeseva Centers in Hyderabad

  1. ^ "Names of city localities hark back to a forgotten era - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  2. ^ "Hyderabad Race Club". www.hydraces.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  3. ^ "Hyderabad's tryst with horse racing: From a leisurely sport to a multi-crore business". The News Minute. 2018-08-11. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  4. ^ "Hyderabad Race Club or Malakpet Race Course - Information with Photos & Videos". HyderabadPlanet.com. Retrieved 2018-07-20.