Afzal Gunj

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Afzal Gunj
Walled City
Afzal Gunj is located in Telangana
Afzal Gunj
Afzal Gunj
Location in Telangana, India
Afzal Gunj is located in India
Afzal Gunj
Afzal Gunj
Afzal Gunj (India)
Coordinates: 17°22′24″N 78°28′15″E / 17.373247°N 78.470932°E / 17.373247; 78.470932Coordinates: 17°22′24″N 78°28′15″E / 17.373247°N 78.470932°E / 17.373247; 78.470932
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad District
Named for Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 500 012
Vehicle registration TS
Lok Sabha constituency Hyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Maharajgunj
Planning agency GHMC
Website telangana.gov.in

Afzal Gunj is one of the part in Old City, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, close to river Musi. Afzal Gunj is the hub of local transportation due to the presence of Central Bus Station in the region. The bus station provides services to most of parts in the city.[1]

The famous Osmania General Hospital, Telangana State Central Library and Telangana High Court are located here. Other landmarks such as the Charminar and nearby monuments, Purani Haveli, and the Salar Jung Museum are located nearby.

History

The 5th Nizam, Afzal ad-Dawlah, gifted land to grain merchants for trade and commerce. The place is named after him. A lot of markets like Moazzam Jahi Market, Siddi Amber Bazar, Usmangunj Market, Begum Bazar, and Pool Bagh mushroomed in this area.[2]

Commercial area

There are many shops which cater to all needs of the people. Also there is an old shop called Munnalal Dawasaaz. Vajra Complex, named after Vajramma Erukulla, in Ashok Bazaar caters to your hardware needs. There is a popular Irani hotel here called as Television Cafe.

Accessibility

The TSRTC has a major bus hub in this area and connects Afzal Gunj with all parts of the city including Dilsukhnagar, Gachibowli, Ghatkesar, Himayat Nagar, Jubilee Hills and some of the suburban villages.

The nearest MMTS Train station is at Malakpet, about 2 km from Afzal Gunj.

The domestic and international Hyderabad Airport is located north of the place about 35 km away. Areas under Afzal Gunj include Begum Bazaar, Siddiambar Bazar and Padmashali Colony.

References

  1. ^ Afzal Gunj formerly grain merchants’ hub; now a city hot spot
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
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