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Chaderghat
Inner City
Chaderghat is located in Telangana
Chaderghat
Chaderghat
Location in Telangana, India
Chaderghat is located in India
Chaderghat
Chaderghat
Chaderghat (India)
Coordinates: 17°22′N 78°30′E / 17.367°N 78.500°E / 17.367; 78.500Coordinates: 17°22′N 78°30′E / 17.367°N 78.500°E / 17.367; 78.500
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad
MetroHyderabad
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Population
 (2001)
 • Total300,000
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500 024
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMalakpet
Planning agencyGHMC

Chaderghat is considered one of the busiest areas of Hyderabad city and is located on the banks of Musi River.[citation needed] Chaderghat Bridge was built during the time of the Nizams and connects major suburbs to the main city. The original name of Chadherghat was "Oliphant Nagar".

History

The Urdu word Chadar is used to refer to a white sheet. The locality was so-called after an anicut across the river which formed a ‘Chadar’ or a sheet of water.[1] The famous Chaderghat bridge, or Oliphant Bridge as it was known then, was built in 1831 and named after James Oliphant.[2]

View of Chaderghat bridge in 1890s
View of Chaderghat bridge in 1890s

Chaderghat was first declared a Municipality in 1886. In 1933, it was merged with Hyderabad Municipality to form Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Chaderghat is surrounded by Koti, Gowliguda, Kachiguda, Darulshifa and Malakpet Localities.[3]

Commercial Significance

There is a shopping area with various shopping malls and corner grocery stores.

The Hyderabadi restaurant, Niagara is located here. This is also a home to few popular movie theatres Kamal and Tirumala which are now closed because of space issues. Chaderghat main road is named after former Indian President Dr. Rajendra Prasad, and is also referred as Dr. Rajendra Prasad Marg.

Health Institutes

It is home to the multi-speciality hospitals like Care Hospital. The Yashoda Hospital is located nearby at Malakpet.

Transport

Chaderghat is well connected by TSRTC buses.

The nearest MMTS Train station is at Malakpet.

TSRTC bus terminal MGBS (Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station) is located 0.5 km from Chaderghat.

References

  1. ^ Administrator. "A History behind Street Names of Hyderabad & Secunderabad". www.knowap.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Yeh Humara Shehar: Chaderghat". The Hans India. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". ghmc.gov.in. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)