Malakpet
Neighbourhood
Malakpet is located in Telangana
Malakpet
Malakpet
Location in Telangana, India
Malakpet is located in India
Malakpet
Malakpet
Malakpet (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 District
MetroHyderabad Metropolitan City
RegionOld City
Named forMuzzu Hussain
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu, Telugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500036
Vehicle registrationTS-11
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMalakpet
Planning agencyGHMC
Websitetelangana.gov.in

Malakpet is one of the suburbs in the old city area of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is famous for TV tower which was built by Teegala Sree Ramulu. This is further divided into two parts, Old Malakpet and New Malakpet and is traditionally considered part of old city. This circle (6) comes under Charminar Zone of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. There are seven wards in this circle namely Saidabad (24), Moosrambagh (25), Old Malakpet (26), Akberbagh (27), Azampura (28), Chawani (29) and Dabeerpura (30).

Ahmed bin Abdullah Balala of the Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen party was elected MLA of the Malakpet constituency for the third time in 2018.

History

GHMC New Zones, Circles Map of 2019.
GHMC New Zones, Circles Map of 2019.
Grand Stand, Hyderabad Race Club. Photographed by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1880s.
Grand Stand, Hyderabad Race Club. Photographed by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1880s.

It was named after Malik Yaqoub, a servant of the Golconda King Abdullah Qutb Shah, where he lived and had a market.[1]

In 1886 The Hyderabad Race Club was shifted here from Moula Ali, as Asaf Jah VI wanted it to be closer to his palace.[2] Soon, he also built the Mahbub Mansion right by the Race Course.[3]

Locality

Malakpet is a traditional part of Hyderabad. Malakpet is bordered by Amberpet and Moosarambagh in the north, Dilsukhnagar in the east, Chaderghat in the west and Saidabad in the south.

Landmarks

The major landmarks here are the popular Hyderabad Race Club,[4] and also the historic Mahbub Mansion Market or Mahbub Gunj Market. The Asman Garh Palace and Monsieur Raymond's Tomb are other historical places located here.

Apart from historical places, malakpet also has galleria mall with nearby metro connectivity.

The Palmetum is a specialized botanical garden, featuring only different palm trees. It was established in 2002 by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

View point apartment is also located in Malakpet.

Commercial Area

The Nalgonda "X" Roads Junction is a major commercial hub.

Hospitals

Malakpet is home to several well equipped multi-speciality hospitals. Below is a list of major hospitals in the locality:

Transport

The state-owned TSRTC runs the city bus service, connecting to all the major centres of the city. All the buses running from Dilsukhnagar and Midhani bus depots pass through Malakpet. Malakpet has an MMTS train station, which is used for commuting. The Nalgonda 'X' Road connects the nearby busy areas of Dilsukhnagar and Saidabad and is a hub of huge traffic. It is also connected by Metro Train with two stations, one at Mahboob Mansion and another at the Malakpet MMTS railway station.

References

  1. ^ Mar 9, Pritha Chakrabarti | TNN | Updated; 2012; Ist, 3:54. "Names of city localities hark back to a forgotten era | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 December 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Hyderabad Race Club". www.hydraces.com. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Hyderabad's tryst with horse racing: From a leisurely sport to a multi-crore business". www.thenewsminute.com. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Hyderabad Race Club or Malakpet Race Course - Information with Photos & Videos". HyderabadPlanet.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018.