Alwal

Alwal is a neighbourhood of Hyderabad in the Medchal-Malkajgiri district of the Indian state of Telangana. Earlier Alwal was a part of Malkajgiri Mandal. Alwal Municipality -Alwal , Macha Bollaram, Venkathapuram. , then after 2007 it merged into City -Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) , Now it is Circle in GHMC.

  • After district Bifurcation formation Alwal Municipality became a New Mandal "Alwal mandal" .Now It is the mandal headquarters of Alwal mandal in Malkajgiri revenue division.[1] It was a part of Ranga Reddy district before the re-organisation of districts in the state.[2] It was a municipality prior to its merger into the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.[3]

This area is booming as residents of central Hyderabad are moving to Alwal to escape traffic congestion and pollution. However, Alwal too has fallen prey to increasing commercialization and rampant construction activity contributing to pollution and other ills. No proper town planning of once-spacious suburb of Alwal is leaving its "lung spaces", so to speak, thoroughly constricted. The nearby cantonment (military) area offers good lung space for morning walkers/joggers, but this too had been debarred by the Army officials.[4]

Alwal
Medchal bound DHMU at Alwal Railway Station
Medchal bound DHMU at Alwal Railway Station
Alwal is located in Telangana
Alwal
Alwal
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°30′11″N 78°30′25″E / 17.503°N 78.507°ECoordinates: 17°30′11″N 78°30′25″E / 17.503°N 78.507°E
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictMedchal-Malkajgiri district
CitySecunderabad
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Population
 • Total2,40,000
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500010
Lok Sabha constituencyMalkajgiri
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMalkajgiri
Planning agencyGHMC, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority

History

Alwal was a prime area under the British Cantonment. It derived its name after ‘alvars’ who were Tamil poets, the proponents of Bhakti movement and devotees of Lord Venkateshwara.[5] It is home to a historic Venkateswara temple, which is located near Alwal municipal office and is more than 400 years old.There is a temple in the style of the Lotus Temple, Delhi.

Alwal was a part of Jagir of Sir Kishen Pershad, Prime Minister of Nizam, during the 1920s. Sir Kishen Pershad used to have his ‘Devdi’ (palace) at Alwal and used to spend time here during summer.

Transport

Alwal is 8 km away from Secunderabad Railway station and 12 km away from Begumpet Airport and almost 50 km from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

Alwal Board
Alwal Railway Station

Public transport include, city buses operated by TSRTC and MMTS rail services from the Alwal railway station called as Alwal Railway Station.

Notable people

Assembly Constituency

Alwal falls under Malkajgiri Assembly constituency. Alwal circle consists of 3 divisions: Alwal, Macha Bollaram and Yapral. All these three divisions come under Malkajgiri Assembly constituency.

References

  1. ^ "Medchal-Malkajgiri district" (PDF). Official website of Medchal-Malkajgiri district. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Medchal−Malkajgiri district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation". www.ghmc.gov.in. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  4. ^ mlc-flooded-with-complaints-over-closure-of-army-roads
  5. ^ yeh humara shehar alwal
  6. ^ http://www.hindu.com/pp/2006/08/26/stories/2006082600400100.htm
  7. ^ "Sampath".

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