Afzal Gunj is one of the old suburbs in , close to river Musi. Afzal Gunj is the hub of local transportation due to the presence of Central Bus Station in the region. The bus station provides services to most of parts in the city.
The famous Osmania General Hospital of Nizam era is located at Afzal Gunj. The famous Telangana State Central Library is also located here as is the Telangana High Court. The famous Salar Jung Museum is located close to Afzal Gunj. A little south east of Salarjang Museum is the Nizam’s Museum at Purani Haveli. The name Purani Haveli signifies the locality where the museum is situated. The road that extends from north of Afzalgunj over river Musi connects with Sardar Patel Road. The famous Charminar is located on this road, further southwards from Afzal Gunj.
The 5th Nizam, Afzal ad-Dawlah, gifted land to grain merchants for trade and commerce. The place is named after him. A lot of markets like Moazzam Jahi Market, Siddi Amber Bazar, Usmangunj Market, Begum Bazar, and Pool Bagh is located nearby Afzal Gunj.
There are many shops which cater to all needs of the people. Also there is an old shop called Munnalal Dawasaaz. Vajra Complex, named after Vajramma Erukulla, in Ashok Bazaar caters to your hardware needs. There is a popular Irani hotel here called as Television Cafe.
The TSRTC has a major bus hub in this area and connects Afzal Gunj with all parts of the city including Dilsukhnagar, Gachibowli, Ghatkesar, Himayat Nagar, Jubilee Hills and some of the suburban villages.
The nearest MMTS Train station is at Malakpet, about 2 km from Afzal Gunj.
The domestic and international Hyderabad Airport is located north of the place about 35 km away. Areas under Afzal Gunj include Begum Bazaar, Siddiambar Bazar and Padmashali Colony.
The early schools set up in this area include Covells High School, the first school established in 1964. It was followed in 1965 by St. Theresa’s Girls High School. Hindu Public School is the biggest school here. Other schools located in this suburb are the Rose Buds High School, Neena High School (established in 1984),Crescent Convent High School, Vasistha Vidyalaya, Vidyanjali High School, Rainbow School, Sun Shine High School, Blue Diamond High School, Jai Bharati School and the Little Scholars School. The Hindu college for women is a prominent college in the suburb.
St. Theresa’s Hospital is the oldest hospitals in the area. A newly started Neelima Hospital has become one of the most popular hospital in this area. Apart from these Sanathnagar has Vijaya Krishna Nursing Home, Bharthi Nursing Home and Poojitha Hospital located in Czech Colony, the government owned ESI hospital is also present in the suburb for the poor.
Hotels & Restaurants
Some of the oldest hotels of Irani chai are here, Janta Cafe, New Datsun Cafe, Saba Cafe are here. Srinivasa Bhavan near Vegetable market is popular for its tiffins. If you are looking for biryani then Lucky Biryani house is the right place. Poojitha Restaurant & Bar is also here in Sanathnagar.
Agro-Mech Industries which is popularly known as Steel Factory is one of the top places for shopping steel, plastic and many other home and kitchen products. And now who doesn’t know D-Mart in Sanathnagar? It has become the most popular destinations for shopping, may it be grocery, clothes, footwear, gifts its a one stop for all. People not just from sanathnagar but even from the nearby areas are also visiting it for their daily, weekly and monthly shopping. Veerabhadra Furniture and Yousufain Furniture are famously known for furniture items. Newly opened Reliance Fresh is becoming popular among the people now.
Talasani Srinivas Yadav – Current
Marri Shashidhar Reddy – Ex MLA
Konalu Laxmi Reddy – Current
Ayub Khan – Ex Corporator
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