Malkajgiri
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Malkajgiri
Malkajgiri
Location in the state of Telangana, India
Malkajgiri
Malkajgiri
Malkajgiri (India)
Coordinates: 17°26′54″N 78°31′45″E / 17.44833°N 78.52917°E / 17.44833; 78.52917Coordinates: 17°26′54″N 78°31′45″E / 17.44833°N 78.52917°E / 17.44833; 78.52917
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictMedchal–Malkajgiri
CityHyderabad
Incorporated1965
Government
 • BodyGHMC–Malkajgiri Circle
Area
 • Total35.8 km2 (13.8 sq mi)
Elevation
4,000 m (13,000 ft)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total111,175
 • Density3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
 • Additional OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
  • Malkajgiri & Hanumanpet -500047
  • Ramakrishnapuram , Neredmet & Sainathpuram -500056
  • Moula Ali -500040
  • Sainikpuri , Defence colony & Ammuguda -500097
  • AS Rao Nagar & Gokul Nagar -500062
  • Yapral & JJ Nagar -500087
Vehicle registrationTS-08
Lok Sabha constituencyMalkajgiri
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMalkajgiri
Planning agencyHyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority

Malkajgiri is a suburb of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is located in Medchal–Malkajgiri district and is the headquarters of Malkajgiri mandal in Malkajgiri revenue division. Erstwhile Malkajgiri panchayat was upgraded to a municipality in 1965 and became a municipal corporation in 1985. It was merged into the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in 2007.[2] It was a part of Ranga Reddy district before the re-organisation of districts in 2016.[3]

Demographics

As of the 2001 India census,[4] Malkajgiri had a population of 413,571. The population is 51% male and 49% female. Malkajgiri has an average literacy ratio of 87% with a total of 321,525 literates. In terms of literacy, Malkajgiri ranked at first in the Rangareddy district, higher than the national averages of 59.5%; male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 65%. In Malkajgiri, 7% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History

Malkajgiri mandal before bifurcated used to be much larger, It consisted of two municipal units. They are Malkajgiri Municipality & Alwal Municipalities.

Neighbourhoods in Malkajgiri

Administration

Malkajgiri is administered by GHMC as Circle No. 28 which falls under Secunderabad Zone. It includes seven wards which include:

Transport

Malkajgiri is well-connected with other parts of the city by road as well as rail. The Malkajgiri Junction Railway Station is located at the backside of St. Martins High School will soon be converted into a major junction. Until now the station has 4 tracks and 3 Platforms in which 2nd&3rd Platforms are only Electrified. There is a Railway Reservation Complex too. thereby connecting it to most of the places by rail route.[5]

Nearest metro station is Mettuguda on Blue line of Hyderabad Metro.

Railway Stations

Malkajgiri Railway Station
Malkajgiri Railway Station

Malkajgiri has six Suburban railway stations with two more under construction.

Under Construction - MMTS Phase

Malkajgiri is less than 15 drive from Secunderabad Railway Station. It is also just 3 km away from Mettuguda junction, where the road leading to Uppal and the International Airport is being expanded into eight lanes.

Politics

Malkajgiri (Lok Sabha constituency) is India's largest constituency.[6] The Malkajgiri (Assembly constituency) is a new constituency formed after the delimitation of constituencies. The General elections held in 2009 were the first elections to be held in this constituency. Akula Rajender Mudiraj was elected as MLA in 2009. In the 2014 general assembly elections, C. Kanaka Reddy (TRS) won by 2768 votes against Ram Chander Rao.N (BJP).

Landmarks

Cinepolis in Malkajgiri
Cinepolis in Malkajgiri

References

  1. ^ "Malkajgiri". Census of India.
  2. ^ "Medchal-Malkajgiri district" (PDF). Official website of Medchal district. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Medchal−Malkajgiri district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2009: Data from the 2009 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Proposal for the Fourth rail Terminal for Hyderabad and Electrification of whole line". The Hindu. 21 June 2006. Archived from the original on 6 May 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  6. ^ IANS (2 April 2019). "TRS sitting pretty in India's largest constituency Malkajgiri (Constituency Profile)". Business Standard India. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  7. ^ India, The Hans (29 November 2019). "2K walk urges all to spread greenery at Malkajgiri". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 29 June 2020.