Asif Nagar
Asif Nagar
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°23′22″N 78°27′10″E / 17.3894°N 78.4527°E / 17.3894; 78.4527Coordinates: 17°23′22″N 78°27′10″E / 17.3894°N 78.4527°E / 17.3894; 78.4527
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad District
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Languages
 • OfficialDeccani Urdu, Telugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500028 (Humayun Nagar PO)
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyNampally
Planning agencyGHMC

Asif Nagar is a major locality in the western part of Hyderabad, India. It is located north of the Musi River near Mehdipatnam. It is a mandal in the Hyderabad District and one of the oldest suburbs that have existed for a long while.

This used to be a legislative assembly seat but was delimited and now it comes under the Nampally seat.[1] ACP Office[2][3] for West Zone for Hyderabad Police is situated here.

Etymology

The name "Asaf" is derived from the Asaf Jahi Dynasty the Nizam of Hyderabad. Nagar is the Urdu, Hindi and Dakahini word for town or colony.

Legislature

In the Lok Sabha: Asif Nagar belongs to the Hyderabad Constituency with currently Asaduddin Owasi of the AIMIM party being the MP.

In the Telangana Legislative Assembly: Jaffer Hussain Meraj of the AIMIM party is the MLA of the Nampally Constituency. (This used to be a legislative assembly seat but was delimited [1])

and in the GHMC Ghousia Sultana of AIMIM is the corporator (Asif Nagar Constituency)[4]

Commercial Areas

Furniture

Asif Nagar is famous for wood work and carving handiwork.[5] The furniture prepared here is exported to across the globe.[6] All types of Furniture will be there

Food

Asif Nagar is known for its Naan bread. Famous naan shops like Madina Naan Centre have existed for more than half a century.

Schools

The schools of this locality include:

Himalaya Book World also has a branch here[8] (opposite to Azra Public School)

Entertainment

This area is mostly residential but Talkies like Amba Theatre[9] and Milan Cinema Hall[10] are present for families to enjoy their free time.

Places of Worship

Qutub Shahi Masjid (Choti Masjid)

Located at Arab Lane, Murad Nagar it is also called Choti Masjid. It holds the annual Eid prayer.

Transportation

The closest MMTS station is 2 km away, at Nampally. Imliban Bus Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand are 4 and 9 km away respectively. The Secunderabad Railway Station is at a distance of 8 km , while the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is 25 km away. Bring close to the center of Hyderabad, it is easy to travel around the city quickly from here.

Neighbourhoods

References

  1. ^ a b "MIM grabs Asifnagar assembly seat". The Times of India. 17 October 2004. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Asif Nafar police station". fullhyderabad.com.
  3. ^ "West Zone". hyderabadpolice.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 July 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  4. ^ "GHMC Election 2020 Winners List: BJP wins 48; TRS bags 56, AIMIM 44". The Financial Express. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Furniture Manufacturers of Asif Nagar".
  6. ^ India, The Hans (31 March 2015). "Asif Nagar a fortified town now popular for its naans". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  7. ^ ":: Gowtham Model Schools ::". www.gowthammodelschools.com. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Himalaya Book World".
  9. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Milan Theatre (Hyderabad) - 2019 What to Know Before You Go (with Photos)". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 25 January 2019.