Gachibowli
Financial District
Sky Line of Gachibowli From ICICI Bank Towers
Sky Line of Gachibowli From ICICI Bank Towers
Nickname(s): 
Gachibowli, Financial District, FD
Gachibowli is located in Telangana
Gachibowli
Gachibowli
Location in Telangana, India
Gachibowli is located in India
Gachibowli
Gachibowli
Gachibowli (India)
Coordinates: 17°26′14″N 78°20′40″E / 17.4372°N 78.3444°E / 17.4372; 78.3444
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictRanga Reddy District
MetroHyderabad
Government
 • MLAArekapudi Gandhi(TRS)
 • Member of ParliamentG. Ranjith Reddy
Area
 • Total27.3 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total149,264
 • Density5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500032[1]
Vehicle registrationTS
Lok Sabha constituencyChevella (Lok Sabha constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituencySerilingampally (Vidan Sabha constituency)
Civic agencyGHMC
Websitetelangana.gov.in

Gachibowli is a suburb of Hyderabad, Telangana, India, located in the Serilingampally mandal of the Rangareddy district.[2] It is situated about 5 km away from HITEC City, another IT hub. Gachibowli is home to numerous tech companies and residential units.[3] It has a vast area and is dotted with rocky surface and hillocks all around.

Etymology

The word ‘Gachi’ means lime mortar and ‘bowli’ comes from the word ‘baoli’ which means a stepwell.[4] Thus the area ‘Gachibowli’ is named after the presence of a stepwell plastered with limestone. The Asaf Jahi period 200 year old Gachibowli Stepwell, next to Jama Masjid-E-Dilawarsha Begum, was revived and inaugurated in November 2021.[5]

Gachibowli- ORR Junction

There are multi-level flyovers at the Outer Ring Road entrance at the Gachibowli Junction,[6][7][8] which are constructed as part of Strategic Road Development Program (SRDP). As per 2022 traffic study conducted by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the peak hour traffic at Gachibowli junction stands at 9,806 PCU (Passenger Car Unit)/per hour. By 2036, the same junction is estimated to face a traffic of 17,711 PCU/hour.[9] The four-lane bi-directional flyover from Shilpa Layout to the Outer Ring Road near Gachibowli Junction was inaugurated on 25 November 2022.[10][11] This 823-metre-long, 16.60-metre-wide flyover has two twin steel girders.[12] Some spans of this flyover are placed across the existing Gachibowli Crossroad Flyover. The 2.81-km long flyover at Shilpa Layout is the second longest four-lane bi-directional flyover in Hyderabad.[13][14][15]

The construction of another six-lane bidirectional flyover in the direction of the Kondapur side towards ORR at the second level crossing, Gachibowli Junction is expected to complete by December 2023. This flyover will be 816 metres long and 24 metres wide.

Cityscape

Gachibowli IT & Financial District Skyline View
Gachibowli stadiums in the foreground, high rises in the background
Gachibowli Aquatics Complex

Schools and Colleges

CHIREC International, Gachibowli Branch

One campus of CHIREC International is situated in Gachibowli. The Gachibowli branch, which caters to students from Grades 1 through 3, was inaugurated in 2012. Kendriya Vidyalaya and Nasr Boys School (affiliated to CBSE) are also situated in Gachibowli. University of Hyderabad & Maulana Azad National Urdu University are also located in Gachibowli. There is one off-campus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad in Roda Mistry College of Social Work and Research Center, Gachibowli.[16] Blue Blocks Pre School and National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management is also situated in Gachibowli.

See also

References

  1. ^ https://pincodesofmylocation.com/gachibowli-pincode/
  2. ^ "Official website of the Ranga Reddy District". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Gachibowli the most active sub-market in Hyderabad".
  4. ^ "200-yr-old stepwell springs back to life". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Hyderabad: Start-up revives lost wells to help city's sustainable development".
  6. ^ "Will expand Metro with or without Centre's help: Telangana minister KT Rama Rao". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Hyderabad: Entire stretch of Outer Ring Road illuminated". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Diversions choke Gachibowli, jams spill over". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Hyderabad: 'Gachibowli flyover will ease traffic woes for next 20 years'". The Times of India.
  10. ^ "KTR assures to take up Phase-II Metro Rail". The Hindu.
  11. ^ "Ready for launch, Shilpa Layout flyover to free Gachibowli of congestion". The Hindu.
  12. ^ "KTR to inaugurate Shilpa Layout flyover on Friday".
  13. ^ "KTR assures to take up Phase-II Metro Rail". The Hindu.
  14. ^ "KTR inaugurates Shilpa Layout flyover in Gachibowli".
  15. ^ "Hyderabad: KTR inaugurates four-lane bidirectional Shilpa Layout flyover".
  16. ^ "RMCSW :: HOME". cswhyd.org. Retrieved 15 November 2019.