Shakkar Nagar station has a history dating to the Nizam's Era. The Nizam Sugars Limited was constructed as the largest sugar plant in the country(said to be largest in asia before independence by locals) when The Nizam of Hyderabad was the ruler of Hyderabad state comprising of telangana in AP, parts of Karnataka and Marathwada of Maharshtra. This station is right beside the Nizam Sugars and a exclusive MG Railway line was laid to facilitate movement of sugar cane from farms to the factory when Road transport was rare and difficult in those times. After the Hyderabad state became a part of India in 1948(1 year after independence) the Factory began to encounter trouble, the railroad which was laid to transport cane from Nearby farms became history.
Thanks...yes, it is a sweet name :)
Shakkar nagar is a part of Bodhan, the eastern suburb actually. Didnt take any pictures till now, will make sure to take some pics when i visit next time.
Bodhan has historical significance too. The land movement started there by Vinobha Bhave was called Bodhan movement (I hope my memory is correct!)
Bodhan has a lot of historical remains sir, proved to be the capital of Ashmaka Kingdom one of the 16 Janapadas of India and the only one in south India.
The most startling recent revelation being The Famous Kannada Poet "PAMPA" breathed his last at Bodhan(called Pothana that time), Now Telugu classical activists have started an organization in his honor called" PAMPA SAHITHI PEETHAM" and are working towards literature. Being 8 kms from Maharashtra Border and some 100Kms from Karnataka, kannada and marathi are widely spoken here apart from Telugu and urdu. Please see the wikipedia page of bodhan for ver interesting long long details on the history of Bodhan.
very impressive. i was wrong, i was referring to bhoodhan and was confused between the two