Safilguda
Safil Gudem
Safilguda X Roads, Neredmet
Safilguda X Roads, Neredmet
Safilguda is located in Telangana
Safilguda
Safilguda
Location in Telangana
Coordinates: 17°27′50″N 78°32′30″E / 17.46389°N 78.54167°E / 17.46389; 78.54167
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictMedchal-Malkajgiri
CityHyderabad
Development Started1960
Government
 • BodyGHMC, Malkajgiri Circle
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total135,891
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN Codes and Postal Areas
Neredmet & RK Puram Post – 500056
Malkajgiri Post – 500047
Lok Sabha constituencyMalkajgiri
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMalkajgiri
Planning agencyGHMC, Malkajgiri Circle

Safilguda originally named as Safilgudem before (1970's) is a residential locality in Neredmet neighbourhood of Hyderabad city. It falls under Malkajgiri mandal in Medchal-Malkajgiri district of Indian state of Telangana. It formed Ward No. 137 of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in 2009.[1]

Popular Safilguda lake or formally Nadimi Cheruvu is located here. The boundary road around the lake is fashioned like the Tank Bund on the Hussain Sagar Lake and hence is also referred to as Safilguda mini tankbund. This is a popular attraction for the locals for jogging and evening-walks.[2]

History

The early settlers of Safilgudem, who came around the 1960s/1970s, had a very tough time since this area was isolated with no means of transport to reach the city and no electricity. Gudem means "hamlet" or "village". In 1970s people had to bicycle around 6 km to reach the city unless they were able to get the occasional bus. There were only two or three houses and barren land and rock was everywhere. Land cost around ₹5 per sq ft. Earlier it was a hamlet called Safilgudem and then it became a small town in Old Neredmet Village.

Subregions of Safilguda

Safilguda is divided into two major regions. Old Safilguda and Safilguda (New).

Old Safilguda

The old hamlet (Safilgudem) of Neredmet village is now known as Old Safilguda.

Colonies in Old Safilguda

Safilguda (New)

This area is in between Safilguda X road – Safilguda Railway station – Safilguda Pocket Complex(Defence Quarters) – Safilguda AOC – RK Nagar – Uttam Nagar – Balram Nagar - Chanakyapuri Region is known as (New) Safilguda. Earlier (1970's) called as Station Safilguda because Railway station near by area.

Safilguda is well connected with Roads and Railways. Located at an approximate distance of 8 km from Secunderabad railway station and 4 km from Jubilee bus station.

Colonies in Safilguda (New)

Radha Krishna Nagar is specifically a colony that took shape in the 1970s and is one of the well laid-out colonies out there. Uttam Nagar, Dayanand Nagar and Chanakyapuri have also been around since the 1970s.

These colonies became popular and a place of choice for Railway employees who purchased plots during the 1970s and constructed houses in the colonies.

Even now we can find the Railway employees settled in this part of city and their children working or settled in abroad. A sizeable population came from AP, local people and more importantly people came from Kerala settled here.

Commercial area

There are many shops in the area catering to all needs of the people. Outlets of major Retail chains such as Reliance, Fresh @, More. and others are available here.

All the amenities of a suburban town — medical, educational, shopping, offices, public transportation — are available. There are medical shops and hospitals that function round the clock. Educational institutions of the D.A.V group, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan are prominent and within close proximity. Some colleges also function here like the Sri Chaitanya Malkajgiri branch, Narayana College, Malkajgiri branch etc.

Transport

Buses are run by TSRTC connecting it to all major parts of the city making them the most preferred mode of transportation here.

Transportion

Road transportation

Anandbagh X roads connects to various parts of the city. The public transport at this location provides connections to Uttam nagar, Mettuguda, ECIL, MaulaAli, Tarnaka and more.

Railway transportation

It is the rail route between Secunderabad junction to Bollaram junction

Anandbagh crossroads facilitates connections to various parts of the city. The public transport at this location provides connections to Uttam Nagar, Alwal, ECIL, MaulaAli and more. Additionally, this junction also hosts Farmers market every Wednesday. The landmark is also famous for Venkateshwara Temple. Suburban trains plying between Medchal, Bolarum to Secunderabad pass via Safilguda Railway Station but they always run late. On one side of the station is military cantonment area and the other side is civilian area coming under Ranga Reddy district.

You can also find a golf course next to Safilguda, but entry is restricted to military personnel only (Now there is no Golf course but the entire open area has been fenced up by military). The whole cantonment area provides a great relief to the joggers and walkers.

Safilguda is one of the most densely populated Middle/Upper class localities in the City today. While independent houses are more in this locality, many number of flats have also come up in and around Safilguda. However, one cannot say much about the design, look or aesthetics of the flats as most of them just present a boxy look.

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation of Election Wards" (PDF). Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 November 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ Safilguda Lake Anything but Swachh, Needs Attention