Kazipet

Summary

Kazipet is the major educational and transport hub in Hanumakonda district in the Indian state of Telangana. It is a city in Warangal Tri-City, and a mandal in Hanamakonda district. Kazipet falls under Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation.

Kazipet
Main entrance Kazipet.JPG
A view of the main entrance of Kazipet Railway Station
Kazipet is located in Telangana
Kazipet
Kazipet
Location in Telangana, India
Kazipet is located in India
Kazipet
Kazipet
Kazipet (India)
Coordinates: 17°58′00″N 79°30′00″E / 17.96667°N 79.50000°E / 17.96667; 79.50000Coordinates: 17°58′00″N 79°30′00″E / 17.96667°N 79.50000°E / 17.96667; 79.50000
Country India
StateTelangana
Founded1856
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyGreater Warangal Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total43.4 km2 (16.8 sq mi)
Elevation
304 m (997 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN Code
506003 [1]
Telephone code+91–870
Vehicle registrationTS–03
Websitetelangana.gov.in

Earlier Kazipet was a separate city in Warangal. The three urban cities Kazipet, Hanamkonda and Warangal are together known as Warangal Tri-City. The cities are connected by National Highway 163. The major stations are Kazipet Junction railway station and Warangal railway station.[2]

NeighborhoodsEdit

Neighborhoods in Kazipet include:

  • Somidi
  • Ammavaripet
  • Madikonda
  • Shayampet
  • Tharalapalli
  • Rampur
  • Kadipikonda
  • Kothapalli
  • Bapuji Nagar

Railway junctionEdit

 
Platforms 1 and 2 and 3 at Kazipet Junction Railway Station

Kazipet railway station is an important station that connects North and South India,[3] and hosts a locomotive (largely diesel) maintenance division.[4]

GeographyEdit

Local streets include Bapuji Nagar, Bhavani Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Diesel Colony, Prasanth Nagar, Rahmath Nagar, Siddhartha Nagar, Somidi, Venkatadri Nagar, Vidhyanagar Vishunupuri and Jublee Market.

CultureEdit

Syed Shah Afzal Biabani (1795 – 1856 A.D / 1210 – 26 Safar, 1272 AH) was a Sufi from Warangal, Hyderabad State (now Kazipet 132 km from Hyderabad, India). He was appointed Kazi of Warangal during the reign of Nizam Ali Khan (Asaf Jah II). Thus the name Kazipet. His dargah is among Warangal's pilgrimage centers.[5]

The word "Biabani" indicates a type of rural area in Persian and Urdu. He received this nickname because he spent 12 years in Tasawwuf (a form of Sufi meditation) in the caves located in the forest of Battupalli near Kazipet.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Warangal city may not be divided - TELANGANA". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Railway Budget: time for public representatives to act". The Hindu. 11 December 2007. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Telangana State Official". Telanganastateofficial.com. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Kazipet Durgah - Warangal". Warangal360.tripod.com. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Hundreds of devotees throng Dargah". The Hindu. 19 March 2007. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2011.

External linksEdit

  • More about WAGON Manufacture Unit
  • Warangal District website. Come & Explore the Glorious Historic City
  • Warangal Attractions
  • Ganapesvara temple in Ghanpur