Kanjerla Laxminarayana Yadav Park
|• Official||Telugu & Urdu|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Secunderabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Sanathnagar|
In the past, a part of it served as a residential area for officers and workers in the industries located there. The residential area is known as SRT (Single Room Tenements) quarters. It has since grown to include neighboring localities such as Czech Colony, parts of BK Guda, Subhash Nagar Colony, Tulisi Nagar, Jayaprakash Nagar Colony, and the ESI area.
The industrial area of Sanathnagar includes small and medium-scale chemical, pharmaceutical, electrical, and mechanical industries. It also has large pharmaceutical companies like Bright Star Rubber, Divi's, Sipra, Gland Pharma Limited, and Lamco along with several major automobile service centers. GM Motors, TATA Motors, Toyota, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Bajaj, Volvo, Skoda, Mercedes-Benz are located here. The main branch of the post office is also located in this industrial area.
Now with Bakelyte Hylam made a residential property, purchased and developed by Lodha Group, a gated community is coming up at Sanathnagar with the name CASA Paradiso. Swamy Talkies, an age-old cinema theater, has been converted into a function hall. Major national banks such as the State Bank of India, HDFC, State Bank of Hyderabad, Andhra Bank and big retail stores like D-Mart , Agro Mech Industries,Metalika Industries & Steel Untesils manufacturing unit , Metal Industries are also located here. Urbanization can be seen in areas like the Czech colony, and in other pockets of this suburb.
The Sunday Market located at Sanathnagar-Erragadda main road is one of the busiest, selling all kinds of second hand goods and many other miscellaneous items.
The early schools set up in this area include Covells High School, the first school established in 1964. It was followed in 1965 by St. Theresa's Girls High School. Hindu Public School is the largest school in Sanathnagar. Other schools located in this suburb are the Rose Buds High School, Neena High School (established in 1984),Crescent Convent High School, Vasistha Vidyalaya, Vidyanjali High School, Rainbow School, Gautami Vidya Dhamam, Jai Bharati School and the Little Scholars School. The Hindu college for women is a prominent college in the suburb. crescent convent school established in 1996.
St. Theresa's Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in the area. This hospital has recently undergone renovations to accommodate more wards. The government owned ESI hospital is also present here. A chest hospital, a TB hospital, and a hospital for mental health are among the other government institutions located near the suburb, providing health care for the poor.
The citizens of this area are generally peaceful, and come from different backgrounds and a variety of religions.
The Hanuman temple at Czech colony is one of the famous sites of Hinduism. Christianity was brought to this area by the Salesian missionaries. Famous churches in the area include St. Theresa's Church, Baptist Church, and St. Paul's Church at Czech Colony.
The Masjid close to the bus depot is a famous one known as Jafri Masjid. Apart from this there are few other Masjids such as Masjid-e-Quba & Masjid-e-Ibrahimia. The Eid gah near the Jafri Masjid is also famous where Eid namaz are being offered.
Sanathnagar is known for its municipal parks found all over its suburbs, creating a natural atmosphere. Laxmi Yadav Park, a notable recent addition, is now one of the most beloved parks in the area. Wide open spaces such as the Welfare Ground, Milad Ground, Vinayak Ground, and Nehru Ground provide good sporting avenues for the youth. The Sanathnagar-Fathenagar-Balkampet Flyover, providing a good aerial view of the Begumpet airport, is commonly enjoyed by the public in the evenings.
Welfare Ground was one of the biggest open fields for playing cricket. This ground looks like a small cricket stadium. In summer this is occupied with about 300-400 people playing cricket daily. Now it also includes a swimming centre.
Sanathnagar consists of several other smaller localities such as Fathenagar, BK Guda, Ravindra Nagar Colony, part of Sanjiva Reddy Nagar, Czech Colony, Subhash Nagar Colony, Jayaprakash Nagar Colony, and ESI (Hospital and Quarters).
Sanathnagar has all the necessary stores ranging from book stores to medical stores. It is one of the largest market for retail fire works and approximately 100 stores are available to public during Diwali season.
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