Sangareddi

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Sangareddy
సంగారెడ్డి
Town
Sangareddy is located in Telangana
Sangareddy
Sangareddy
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°37′46″N 78°05′30″E / 17.6294°N 78.0917°E / 17.6294; 78.0917Coordinates: 17°37′46″N 78°05′30″E / 17.6294°N 78.0917°E / 17.6294; 78.0917
Country  India
State Telangana
District Medak
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 13.69 km2 (5.29 sq mi)
Elevation 496 m (1,627 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 72,344
 • Density 5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 502001
Telephone code code-08455
Vehicle registration TS 15
Sex ratio 0 /

Sangareddy (former: Sangareddypeta) is the district headquarters of Medak district in the Indian state of Telangana. It was named after the ruler Sanga, who was the son of Rani Shankaramba, ruler of Medak during the period of Nizams.[citation needed]

Sangareddy Integrated collectorate office

Government and politics[edit]

Civic administration

Sangareddi Municipality was constituted in 1954 and is classified as a first grade municipality with 31 election wards. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 13.69 km2 (5.29 sq mi).[1]

Politics[edit]

TRS party is presently Ruling the city. Present MLA is Chinta Prabhakar from TRS party.

Economy[edit]

The city has three large-scale public sector industries in its constituency. These are BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited-One of the MAHARATNA companies of Govt. Of India), BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited, where one of India's most powerful missile PRITHVI was produced), Ordnance Factory Medak (which manufactures the Sarath tanks for the Indian Army).

The city is categorized into Old Sangareddy and New Sangareddy. Old Sangareddy is well-renowned for its bazaars and old district jail, which has been converted to a jail museum.[2] The roads in the area are quite busy during the festive seasons including Dassera, Diwali, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Ramzan.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

An IIT (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad was established in 2008 near to Sangareddy at Kandi, 4 km away at present IIT is at Ordnance Factory Estate. And also JNTUH College of Engineering Sultanpur at Sultanpur which is near by the city has been established recently.

IIT Hyderabad
IIT Hyderabad (under construction)

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Since Sangareddy is near Hyderabad, it is well connected to other areas like Hitech city, DLF Gachibowli (appx 35 km away), Panjagutta and Secunderabad. The NH-9 is passes through the city. Sangareddy has two Bus Stations, the Old for Ordinary service and the new for luxury and other services.[citation needed]

About 15 km Away from Sangareddy there is an outer ring road which connects to Shamshabad airport- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad and to Gachibowli and Medchal.

Rail[edit]

The nearest railway stations are Lingampally which is about 30 km, Secunderabad about 50 km and Nampally Station around 55 km.

In coming years it is expected that there will be Metro rail/ MMTS track to connect the city to Lingampally.

Air[edit]

Nearest Airport is Hyderabad International Airport which is 40 km from Sangareddy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Arif, Mohd. (10 March 2015). "First-ever Jail Museum". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 June 2016.