Nampally, Hyderabad

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Nampally

Nampally Mandal
Nampally Railway station
Nampally Railway station
Nampally is located in Telangana
Nampally
Nampally
Location in Telangana, India
Nampally is located in India
Nampally
Nampally
Nampally (India)
Coordinates: 17°26′12″N 78°28′03″E / 17.4367°N 78.4674°E / 17.4367; 78.4674Coordinates: 17°26′12″N 78°28′03″E / 17.4367°N 78.4674°E / 17.4367; 78.4674
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad District
MetroHyderabad Metropolitan Region
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu,Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500 001
Vehicle registrationTS
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyNampalli
Planning agencyGHMC
Websitetelangana.gov.in

Nampally is one of the biggest City Center or Inner City of Hyderabad, India. It is also a mandal in Hyderabad District.[1][2] The biggest landmark is the Hyderabad Deccan Station, locally known as the Nampally railway station.[3]

History[edit]

Nampally derives its name from a Persian Diwan of Hyderabad, Raza Ali Khan whose title was Nekh-Nam-Khan.[4]The Nampally Railway Station was built in 1907 by Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, the last Nizam of Hyderabad.

The Hyderabad Railway Station or Nampally , this station was used mostly as goods siding while the Secunderabad Railway Station (built in 1874) saw its first train on 9 October 1874 when the Wadi-Secunderabad line was commissioned. The Hyderabad Railway Station had to wait till 1921 before the first passenger train came chugging in. The delay was because the Begumpet Railway Station was being constructed, it was discovered that the railway line passed through the property of Viqar-ul-Umra and it was only when he insisted that the trains stop at Begumpet, did he grant permission for full construction of the Begumpet Railway Station. Once It was resolved, trains began plying between Secunderabad and Hyderabad - passing through either the Hussain Sagar Junction or Begumpet Railway Station.[citation needed]

As of today, it has emerged one of the busiest Railway Stations with many Express and Super fast trains terminating or originating from here that include the legendary Andhra Pradesh Express - the first Super fast train of South Central Railways that runs between Hyderabad and New Delhi - and the Godavari Express and Hussainsagar Express trains.[citation needed]

Landmarks[edit]

Haj House view from Public Gardens at Nampally in Hyderabad

Transport[edit]

Nampally is well connected by road and rail. It is connected by Nampally Metro Station of Hyderabad Metro. Buses run by TSRTC provide connectivity from and to this place. Nampally Railway Station, now known as Hyderabad Station, is Hyderabad's main railway station providing connectivity to various parts of the state and country. MMTS train runs the local city train service from the Nampally railway station providing connectivity to important parts of the city. Autos, taxis and seven seaters all provide a means of transport to different parts of the city. .

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