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Gajwel
Town
Gajwel–Pragnapur
Gajwel
Gajwel
Location in Telangana, India
Gajwel
Gajwel
Gajwel (India)
Coordinates: 17°51′06″N 78°40′58″E / 17.8517°N 78.6828°E / 17.8517; 78.6828Coordinates: 17°51′06″N 78°40′58″E / 17.8517°N 78.6828°E / 17.8517; 78.6828
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictSiddipet
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyGajwel–Pragnapur Municipality
Area
 • Total49.00 km2 (18.92 sq mi)
Elevation
568 m (1,864 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total24,961
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
502278
Vehicle registrationTS 36
Websitegajwelmunicipality.telangana.gov.in

Gajwel, officially Gajwel–Pragnapur, is a town and a municipality in Siddipet district of the Indian state of Telangana.[3][2] Gajwel–Pragnapur Nagar Panchayat was constituted in 2012. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 49.00 km2 (18.92 sq mi).[1]

Geography

Gajwel is located at 17.8517°N 78.6828°E. It has an average elevation of 568 meters (1866 ft) above sea level. Gajwel is about 53km from Secundrerabad on the Rajiv highway. The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in the Telangana capital city, Hyderabad.

Administration

Till 2012 Gajwel was a Panchayat and in the year 2012 it was upgraded as Nagara Panchayat vide G.O. No.34, dated: 251-01-2012, duly merging surrounding three (3) Gram panchayats i.e., 1. Pragnapur, 2. Mutrajaplly and 3. Kyasaram Gram Panchayats and 5 numbers of hamlets namely Rajireddy Pally, Sangupally, Sangapur, Lingarajpet and Gundannapally in Medak District.

Gajwel-Pragnapur Nagara Panchayath is spread over an area of 49.26sq. km. out of which about 6.3Sq km is habituated area and remaining area is vacant land . town is divided into 20 wards and elected body is in place to govern ULB.

Politics

Gajwel Assembly constituency is a constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India.It is one of 10 constituencies in Siddipet district.[4] It consists of 6 mandals: Toopran, Kondapak, Gajwel, Jagadevpur, wargal, Markook and Mulug. Pendam Vasudev was the first MLA and J. B. Muthyal Rao was the second MLA of Gajwel. Gajwel Saidaiah, Allam Sailu, Sanjeeva Rao, Geetha Reddy, Vijaya Rama Rao, Sanjeeva Rao, Narsa Reddy, K.Chandrashekar Rao then followed. Gajwel Saidaiah won 4 times from 1962-1978. Telangana first Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao is current MLA from Gajwel seat.

References

  1. ^ a b "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of City and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "District Census Handbook – Karimnagar" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 12, 44. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Gajwet-Pragnapur Municipatity, Siddipet District" (PDF). CDMA Telangana. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Live Telangana election results: TRS storms to power in the newly formed 29th state". Deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 5 June 2014.