Begumpet the axis of Hyderabad

Begumpet the axis of Hyderabad

Begumpet the axis of Hyderabad. Begumpet is one of the major commercial and residential suburbs which loosely differentiate Secunderabad and Hyderabad.

Begumpet is one of the major commercial and residential suburbs which loosely differentiate Secunderabad and Hyderabad. The place is located north of Hussain Sagar lake. The Greenlands flyover which connects Begumpet to Panjagutta was also given the name, ‘Begumpet Flyover’. The place has some sites with historical importance and is a renowned tourist hub.

Begumpet got its name from the daughter of sixth Nizam, Basheer-ul-Unnisa Begum and was named after her. She had received this piece of land as her wedding dowry from her father while she married Shums-ul-Umra Amir-e-Kabir, the second son of Amir of Paigah.
Later Shahzadi Jahandaar Unnisa Begum, daughter of Nawab Afzal ud Dowla Bahadur, the fifth Nizam of Hyderabad received this piece of land, which had evolved into a small hamlet from Basheer-ul-Unnisa Begum. She was gifted the village on the occasion of her Paandaan ka Kharcha. Shahzadi Jahandaar Unnisa Begum contributed immensely to the development of the village and was later renowned as Lady Vicar-ul-Umra.
The major landmark of the place is the Begumpet Airport. The airport is now closed for commercial flights after the inauguration of the new international airport at Shamshabad and is operational only for training and chartered flights.
The place also hosts many major offices like the CM’s Camp, Andhra Pradesh Civil Supplies, US Consulate, Mandal Revenue Office and Regional Passport Office. Other eminent private offices here, which have become a landmark of its own are Shopper’s Stop, Varun Motors, Aegis, Airtel, Mayuri Productions, Vodafone, Lifestyle, White House Building, Pantaloons and Essar Customer Centre. The famous hotels here are Fortune Manohar Select, Vivanta by Taj and Hotel Grand Kakatiya.
Paigah Palace, Gitanjali Senior School, Begumpet Spanish mosque, Hyderabad Public School, St Francis College for Women, the Country Club, Sir Ronald Ross Institute and Payal Agarwal Designs are other important institutions located in the area. The place also has an exclusive Women’s Police Station.
Begumpet Railway Station provides rail connectivity to the area. Other MMTS stations in the vicinity include Sanjeevaiah Park and James Street. State-owned APSRTC runs the city bus service, connecting Begumpet to major parts of the city.
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