Before discussing the developments that have taken place in modern Hyderabad, it will not be out of place to recall what Hyderabad city had to offer before it became part of Andhra Pradesh State and served as its Capital city.
The City of Hyderabad made rapid strides much before 1956. The foundation of a modern city was laid in the Nizam’s era, during the reign of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan (Sixth Nizam) and Mir Osman Ali Khan (Seventh Nizam). City’s first post office was opened in 1862. The Hyderabad Municipality was first constituted in 1869. Nizam Guaranteed State Railway was set up in 1871. Public Garden, with a zoo section, was opened in 1873.
The City was connected by broad gauge railway line with Wadi and Hyderabad (Nampally) railway station was built in 1874. Railway Stations were also built at Secunderabad, Kachiguda and other places. The government printing press was set up in 1876. The first telephone exchange in the City was commissioned in 1885. Charminar was declared as a protected monument in 1886. Also in 1886, Chaderghat Municipality was formed for the New City of Hyderabad.
ALL INDIA MAJLIS-E-ITTEHADUL MUSLIMEEN (AIMIM), which has a strong presence in Hyderabad since 1958, has been instrumental in getting many civic and infrastructural projects for Hyderabad metropolis, including the Old City of Hyderabad, through its sustained lobbying with the successive governments over the decades.
ALL INDIA MAJLIS-E-ITTEHADUL MUSLIMEEN (AIMIM), which was revived in 1958, has been striving, all these years, to bring Muslim community on to a common platform, with the avowed objective of promoting their socio-economic and educational development and securing social, cultural, linguistic, religious, economic and political rights not only for Muslims but also for other underprivileged sections such as Dalits, Adivasis, OBCs and other religious minorities.
Serving the people for almost six decades now, AIMIM has a long record of achievements to its credit. The Party has been waging struggles, conducting campaigns, organizing public meetings and lobbying with the governments to secure for the minorities their rights and to get benefits for them on par with other communities, namely, Dalits, Adivasis and OBCs. AIMIM has been exerting pressure on the successive governments in Andhra Pradesh and at the Centre to mete out justice and equity to the minorities in the State and the country.
Right from Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the first Chief Minister of (united) Andhra Pradesh to the last one, N Kiran Kumar Reddy, AIMIM, as a political party representing the hopes and aspirations of Muslim community…