Shalibanda

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Shah Ali Banda
Shah Ali Banda is located in Telangana
Shah Ali Banda
Shah Ali Banda
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°21′N 78°28′E / 17.35°N 78.47°E / 17.35; 78.47Coordinates: 17°21′N 78°28′E / 17.35°N 78.47°E / 17.35; 78.47
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 065
Lok Sabha constituency Hyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Charminar
Planning agency GHMC

Shah Ali Banda is a suburb in Hyderabad, India. It forms a part of the Old City area located close to Charminar.

Transport[edit]

Shah Ali Banda is well connected by buses run by TSRTC due to its proximity to Charminar. The closest MMTS train stations are located at Uppuguda and Yakatpura.

Communal unrest[edit]

Shah Ali Banda is part of the area surrounding the Old City, which has problems with communal riots, forcing police to impose curfews.[1] In 1992, one community cut off power to Shalibanda in order to disable and ransack the area. Due to this violent memory, and the constant fear of a repeat attack, power cuts are handled as very extreme situations with police enforcing complete shut down of the city.[2]

Restaurants[edit]

Shah Ali Banda is famous for its restaurants, offering Hyderabadi cuisine, such as Pista House and Shah Ghouse Café.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hareesh, P (30 March 2010). "Hyderabad slides into Stone Age". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Vudali, Srinath (1 April 2010). "Problems multiply on Day 2". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 12 July 2014.