Malkajgiri Once a gram panchayat, now among the largest constituencies of India

Malkajgiri Once a gram panchayat, now among the largest constituencies of India
Highlights

Malkajgiri is a major suburban and one of the most populated mandals in the Ranga Reddy District. It has representation in the Telangana Legislative Assembly and the Parliament of India. The Malkajgiri constituency is one of the largest in the country. One of the oldest factories in the area is Shaw Wallace Distilleries Limited, which merged with United Spirits in 2007. The place has close to 364 colonies.

Malkajgiri is a major suburban and one of the most populated mandals in the Ranga Reddy District. It has representation in the Telangana Legislative Assembly and the Parliament of India. The Malkajgiri constituency is one of the largest in the country. One of the oldest factories in the area is Shaw Wallace Distilleries Limited, which merged with United Spirits in 2007. The place has close to 364 colonies.


Major landmark areas in the place are CMR shopping mall and Anutex shopping mall. The place also has a few temples like Sri Ujjaini Mahakali Temple, Durga Matha Temple, Shirdi Sai Baba temple and Lord Venkateswara temple. Among others places, the Ashoorkhana in Hydernagar is the most visited by Shia community. Dr Martin Lutheran Church and Divine Grace Lutheran Church are prominent churches in the area.

Anand Bagh in Malkajigiri

The Mini Tank Bund here is the major attraction and a paradise for morning walkers. It also houses the famous Kata Maisamma temple, which attracts thousands of pilgrims. Other prominent places in Malkajgiri include Safilguda Railway Station, Malkajigiri Railway Station (established during the Nizam’s era).


The other side of Mini Tank Band houses the famous residential skyscrapers of Krupa Complex, which are among the buildings that started the trend of high rise living in Hyderabad. The area is adjacent to the Army Ordnance Center (AOC) with open land, making it a perfect respite location from the bustling East Malkajgiri. Anandbagh, Alwal, Safilguda and Neredmet are the prominent localities.


St Ann's High School, Bolarum established in 1876; Bethany Acedamy; Pallavi High School; Brilliant Grammar High School; Valerian Grammar School, Loyola Public High School; Model Mission High School and Kendriya Vidyalaya Bolarum are the prominent schools in the area.

Malkajigiri Railway Station

The Malkajigiri Railway Station will soon be converted into a major junction. Malkajgiri is five kilometres away from Secunderabad Railway Station and 35 kms from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.


History:

The famous Moula Ali hill which has the Moulali Dargah was once upon a time called Malikarjunagiri, because of the old Malikarjuna (Lord Shiva) temple there. It is since then that the area came to be popularly known as Malkajgiri.

BT Sreenivas, general secretary, Federation of Residents Welfare Association of Malkajigiri, said, “Malkajgiri has emerged from a gram panchayat of 6,000 people to a municipality of population 4.75 lakh.”


Problems:

Sreenivas said that the area suffers mainly from inadequate drinking water supply, restrictions and closure of main roads leading to Secunderabad via army areas. “Our efforts to get the issues to the notice of Army authorities and the GHMC have gone in vain,” Sreenivas added.

By:Ch Saibaba

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