Mehdipatnam
Mehdipatnam
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°23′45″N 78°25′52″E / 17.3959°N 78.4312°E / 17.3959; 78.4312Coordinates: 17°23′45″N 78°25′52″E / 17.3959°N 78.4312°E / 17.3959; 78.4312
Country India
StateTelangana
District Hyderabad District
CityHyderabad
Named forMehdi Nawaz Jung
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Area
 • Total4.19 km2 (1.62 sq mi)
Population
 • Total46,065
 • Density10,981/km2 (28,440/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Deccani Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500 028
Vehicle registrationTS-13
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyNampally
Planning agencyGHMC

Mehdipatnam is a major locality in the South western part of Hyderabad, India. It is located north of the Musi River near Asif Nagar and is named after Mehdi Nawaz Jung, a politician and bureaucrat of the Hyderabad State.[1]

Due to the recent developments in the last 2 decades it has become commercial center known for its Gold Market and Shopping Centers.

Legislature

In the Lok Sabha it belongs to the Hyderabad constituency with the current MP being Assaduddin Owasi.

In the Telangana Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) it is in the Nampally constituency with Jaffer Hussain being the current MLA[2]

Finally in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation its Corporator is Majid Hussain who was also the Former Mayor of Hyderabad.[3]

Commercial Areas

Due to the enormous development Mehdipatnam has seen over the last two decades, the close proximity to other commercial centers and its transport system it has become a center of shopping for many suburbs.

Gold market

Mehdipatnam houses the Okaz Complex has numerous jewelry stores like Mujtaba Jewelers,[4] Sri Krishna Jewelers,[5] Danish Jewelers and Malabar Gold and Diamonds are among the few.

Food

Restaurants serving North Indian food include Prince Hotel,[6] Prince Café and Restaurant, City Diamond Hotel, Paradise Hotel, Al Baik Shwarma Center, etc which serves Hyderabadi food.

Fast-food restaurants like Subway, McDonald's, Dominos Pizza, KFC and Pizza Hut have been set up franchises here recently.

Swathi Tiffins[7] is one of the oldest tiffin centers in Hyderabad is favorite among the locals. And sweet shops like Delhiwala Sweets and Chat,[8] G. Pulla Reddy Sweets,[9] etc are available.

The fast food franchises and the haleem served here during Ramadhan have made this place a hotspot.

Entertainment

Mehdipatnam has a lot of movie theaters and multiplexes which entertain the local crowd on a daily basis. Amba Theater,[10] Eswar Theater, Galaxy Theater and Asian Multiplex include the most prominent ones.

Function Halls

The most notable marriage/function is the Kings Palace and Kings Kohinoor Convention (both managed by Red Rose Palace[11]) Others include MP Garden Function Hall, Mahboob Mansion,etc that are rented out for marriages or other ceremonies

Hospitals & Clinics

Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital is located here. It is a government hospital serving patients free of cost. Jayabhushan Hospital is the oldest multi-specialty hospital here.

Other significant hospitals include Anusha hospital, Olive Hospital, Vasan Eye Care, Mina Multi Specialty Hospital, Premier Hospital, and MM Hospital. Many medical clinics can be found here.

Transport

Mehdipatnam has a TSRTC bus depot, making it a hub of many buses bound to all parts of the city. It acts as a connector of various regions across the city like Chevella, Moinabad, Uppal, Secundrabad, Lingampally, Koti, Gachibowli, Madhapur, Aramghar and others.

It also provides connectivity to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport through the PV Narasimha Rao Expressway.

The closest MMTS Train stations are at Nampally and Lakdikapool.

Education

There are many schools and colleges here catering to students of all budgets.

The St. Ann's College for Women is located here and along with the G. Pulla Reddy Educational Institutions,[12] Prof. K. Nagi Reddy Educational & Cultural Society, Lal Bahadur Degree College[13]

The schools of this locality include:

Religious Places

Masjid-e-Azizia

Main article: Azizia Masjid, Hyderabad

Masjid-e-Azizia is the largest mosque in Mehdipatnam and is the headquarter of the Students Islamic Organization of India and Islamic Center of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.[17] It consists of four floors with Wudu Khana (Place of Ablution) on every floor.

It witnesses a crowd of more than 7000 during Ramadan. The Friday sermons are delivered both in Urdu and Arabic, which are chiefly focused on current/contemporary issues.

Rajarajeshwari Temple

Located in Ramamurthy Colony, Mehdipatnam.

Khaja Gulshan Masjid

It is a center of Ahl-e-Sunnat ul Jamaat. It is one of the oldest mosques[citation needed] with many sermons and speeches given by famous people.[18] The dome is lit during the holy month of Ramadan making it the center of attraction.

Masjid-e-Gumbad

Located in the Ayodhya Nagar colony. This mosque is currently under construction. Construction of the mosque started in early 2006. The land was subject to legal hassles before the construction took place. People used to pray on the barren land without any roof or covering 5 times a day battling the extreme heat of summers, rains and the winter. The area consists of a dome-shaped mausoleum dating back many years. The ongoing plan includes the construction of 4 tall minarets and a large dome. The construction is under progress. This huge mosque has the capacity to accommodate as many as 3000 people.

Methodist Church

Located in Santosh Nagar.

Qutub Shai Masjid (Choti Masjid)

Located in Arab lane, Murad Nagar. This mosque is also known as Choti Masjid.

Masjid E Banu Wa Faiyaz

This mosque is located in the vicinity of St Ann's College at Santosh Nagar.

Masjid e Mohammedia

Located in Hill Colony, Vishwash Nagar.[19]

Neighbourhoods

References

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  2. ^ "List of MLAs of Telangana Legislative Assembly 2018". www.elections.in. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Majid Hussain is the new Mayor of Greater Hyderabad". NDTV.com. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  4. ^ https://mujtabajewellers.com/
  5. ^ "Sri Krishna Jewellers Trusted Family Jewellers, Since 1976". www.srikrishna.com. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Prince Hotel".
  7. ^ "Swathi Tiffins".
  8. ^ "Home". Delhiwala Sweets - Buy Best Sweets, Nam-keens, Pickles, Chat | Order Online. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
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  12. ^ "G.Pulla Reddy Degree & PG College, Hyderabad". gprdpgc.org. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  13. ^ "LAL BAHADUR EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY (junior and degree colleges)". lbcolleges.com. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Hidayah Islamic International School".
  15. ^ a b "MS Education Academy | Changing paradigm in education". MS Education Academy. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Sri Chaitanya Schools". srichaitanyaschool.net. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Azizia Mosque Hyderabad Telangana History & Architecture". www.astrolika.com. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  18. ^ Asaduddin Owaisi Speech at Khaja Gulshan Masjid Mehdipatnam Hyderabad, retrieved 9 April 2021
  19. ^ "mohammedi masjid hill colony". mohammedi masjid hill colony. Retrieved 9 April 2021.