Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
10 Nov 2008, Sonia Krishna Kurup , TNN, Times of India
HYDERABAD: What is there in a name ? If Shakespeare could ask this brilliant question so must have those who named the roads of Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills. For if they did not find anything in the names they had definitely found something in the numbers.
... As Road No 1 heads left and Road No 2 right, one is left wondering why are these roads named like numbered-convicts or could there be more?
... Reacting to the claims of the history lecturer that Banjara Hills had no event or personality to remember, V K Bawa, city historian and the first vicechairman of Huda says, "Nonsense . Banjara Hills was founded by Mehdi Nawaz Jung," thus proving that there was indeed a personality the roads could have been named after.
...However, city historian and former chief secretary of state, Narendra Luther says that roads in Banjara Hills could have been numbered sometime in 1933 during the Nizam's time. He too thinks that there could be no possible record to decode this number puzzle.
In the booklet on 'House Numbering ,' the list of main roads shows the roads in Banjara Hills as Avenue No 1, Avenue No 2 and so on till Avenue No 8. How these names came about would be yet another mystery. much more
See also: A History behind Street Names of Hyderabad & Secunderabad