(Guda is from Gudem a hamlet)
Hamlet of Neredmet
DAV School at Old Safilguda, Neredmet
|Mandal Metropolitan||Malkajgiri Mandal Secunderabad Hyderabad Metropolitan Region|
|Court||X Metropolitan Magistrate Court Malkajgiri at Neredmet|
|Police Stations||Neredmet PS & Malkajgiri PS|
|• Body||GHMC, Malkajgiri Circle|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|PIN Codes and Postal Areas|
Neredmet & RK Puram Post – 500056
Malkajgiri Post – 500047
|Lok Sabha constituency||Malkajgiri|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Malkajgiri|
|Planning agency||GHMC, Malkajgiri Circle|
Safilguda is a residential suburb in Old Neredmet. Early it is a hamlet and then it became a small town in Old Neredmet Village. It comes under Neredmet. This a lies under two Police Stations limits, They are Neredmet PS Limits and Malkajgiri PS Limits.
*There is a lake popularly known as Safilguda lake or Nadimi Cheruvu. The boundary road around the lake is fashioned like the "tank bund" on the Hussain Sagar Lake and hence is also referred to as Safilguda mini tankbund. This is a popular attraction for the locals for jogging and evening-walks.
The early settlers of Safilguda who came around the 1960s/1970s had a very tough time since this area was isolated with no means of transport to reach the city and no electricity.
In 1970s people had to bicycle around 6 km to reach the city unless they were able to get the occasional bus. There were only two or three houses and barren land and rock everywhere. Land cost around Rs5/- per sq ft.
Sub regions of Safilguda
Safilguda is divided into two major regions. Old Safilguda and Safilguda(New).
The old hamlet (Safilguda) of Neredmet village is now known as Old Safilguda. It is located at the Darga of Old Safilguda and serves as a landmark for Old Safilguda.
Colonies in Old Safilguda
- Santoshima Nagar Colony
- Old Safilguda
- Bharath Nagar
- Ganesh Nagar
- PB Colony
- Dwarkamayi Colony
- Sudha Nagar
- Venkateshwara Nagar Colony
This area is in between Safilguda X road – Safilguda Railway station – Safilguda Pocket Complex(Defence Quarters) – Safilguda AOC – RK Nagar – Uttam Nagar – Balram Nagar Region is Known as (New) Safilguda.
Safilguda is well connected with Roads and Railways. Located at an approximate distance of 5 km from Secunderabad railway station and 4 km from Jubliee bus station.
Colonies in Safilguda (New)
- Sharda Nagar
- Surya Nagar Enclave
- Chanakyapuri Colony
- RK Nagar
- Uttam Nagar
- Dayanand Nagar
- Chandragiri Colony
Radha Krishna Nagar is specifically a colony that took shape in the 1970s and is one of the well laid-out colonies out there. Uttam Nagar, Dayanand Nagar and Chanakyapuri have also been around since the 1970s.
These colonies became popular and a place of choice for Railway employees who purchased plots during the 1970s and constructed houses in the colonies.
Even now we can find the Railway employees settled in this part of city and their children working or settled in abroad. A sizeable population came from AP, local people and more importantly people came from Kerala settled here.
There are many shops in the area catering to all needs of the people. Outlets of major Retail chains such as Reliance, Fresh @, More. and others are available here.
All the amenities of a suburban town — medical, educational, shopping, offices, public transportation — are available. There are medical shops and hospitals that function round the clock. Educational institutions of the D.A.V group, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan are prominent and within close proximity. Some colleges also function here like the Sri Chaitanya Malkajgiri branch, Narayana College, Malkajgiri branch etc.
Buses are run by TSRTC connecting it to all major parts of the city making them the most preferred mode of transportation here.
Anandbagh X roads connects to various parts of the city. The public transport at this location provides connections to Uttam nagar, Mettuguda, ECIL, MaulaAli, Tarnaka and more.
- Safilguda Railway station
It is the rail route between Secunderabad junction to Bollaram junction
Anandbagh crossroads facilitates connections to various parts of the city. The public transport at this location provides connections to Uttam Nagar, Alwal, ECIL, MaulaAli and more. Additionally, this junction also hosts Farmers market every Wednesday. The landmark is also famous for Venkateshwara Temple. Suburban trains plying between Medchal, Bolarum to Secunderabad pass via Safilguda Railway Station but they always run late. On one side of the station is military cantonment area and the other side is civilian area coming under Ranga Reddy district.
You can also find a golf course next to Safilguda, but entry is restricted to military personnel only (Now there is no Golf course but the entire open area has been fenced up by military). The whole cantonment area provides a great relief to the joggers and walkers.
Safilguda is one of the most densely populated Middle/Upper class localities in the City today. While independent houses are more in this locality, many number of flats have also come up in and around Safilguda. However, one cannot say much about the design, look or aesthetics of the flats as most of them just present a boxy look.