Kukatpally is situated on the north-western part of the city of Hyderabad, in the Ranga Reddy district. The locality of Hafeezpet lies to the west, and Kothaguda, Hitech City and Madhapur to the south of Kukatpally.
Kukatpally is an ideal, well-rounded neighbourhood of Hyderabad. The residential projects in Kukatpally vary across a wide range of budgets. Starting from posh luxury villas and condos, to budget apartments, and gated townships, there are plenty of options for anyone who wants to buy a house here.
This locality has the best residential and commercial markets in the whole of Hyderabad. It is famous for having one of the best developed residential colonies in Andhra Pradesh – the Kukatpally Housing Board (KPHB) Colony. Another special thing about Kukatpally is that it is the commercial hub of the city. One of the major advantages that the residents enjoy is that they can easily access shops and malls in this locality. Kukatpally is also known to be an educational hub, with plenty of good schools and educational institutes, which is why many families choose this locality for their home.
Connectivity and transit points
Kukatpally is connected with all the major localities via its extensive road network. Because of this, the suburbs around Kukatpally have come even closer to this locality. The Mumbai Highway runs almost through the centre of this locality, and connects it to places like Ameerpet, Banjara Hills, Moosapet and Miyapur.
The locality does not have a railway station of its own. It is however quite close to the MMTS run stations of Hitech City, Borabanda and Bharatnagar. To catch express trains that travel to other parts of the country, the stations available are Secunderabad, Nampally and Begumpet.
The major mode of public transportation is by bus. There are a number of APSRTC run buses that commute in and around Kukatpally. Other than these, there are many private buses as well that commute in this area. The main bus stops are the Kukatpally bus stop and the KPHB bus stop.
Factors for growth in the past
The construction and development of the Kukatpally Housing Board colony was a major contributing factor to the growth of this locality. With the construction of this project, there was a huge surge of buyers flocking to get homes in the KPHB colony. The demand for other residential projects around the colony also increased, because of the overall development in physical and social infrastructure in Kukatpally, because of the KPHB colony.
Another major factor contributing to the development of Kukatpally was the development of its commercial market. With its number of showrooms, malls and shopping centres, Kukatpally is known as the commercial hub of Hyderabad. This led to an influx of homebuyers to go for houses in this area, where they could avail of any amenity that they wanted to.
â— Kukatpally Lake
â— Chennai Shopping Mall
Residential and commercial markets
Real estate market in Kukatpally is thriving mainly because of the developing infrastructure and commercial hubs in this locality. The KPHB Colony is the largest residential area in Kukatpally. It is also the most densely populated colony in the whole of Andhra Pradesh. The sale prices for the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2014 for multi-storeyed apartments in Kukatpally range from Rs 2,800 to Rs 3,800 per sq. ft.
Kukatpally is best known as the shopping centre of Hyderabad. There are a number of branded stores, factory outlets, malls and showrooms in here. That is why people from all over Hyderabad flock to Kukatpally to do their shopping.
The absence of a proper garbage disposal system has caused problems for many residents of this locality. The domestic garbage as well as that from the construction of the metro station and the metro line are being dumped at certain parts on the roads, and is posing a serious health hazard to the localities.
There is a severe shortage of water supply in this locality, mainly because the two main reservoirs of water – Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar have dried up. As a result localities in Hyderabad get water supply for only 3 days a week.
Future growth prospects in Kukatpally
Kukatpally is undergoing some major developmental changes. Funds of over Rs 1,500 crore have been allocated for the development of this locality as an even bigger residential hub. Better electricity and water supply are on the cards for Kukatpally, as a 220 KV substation and a new water supply pipeline are going to be built. Most other localities in Hyderabad suffer from severe water shortage and power fluctuations. So the better civic amenities in Kukatpally will draw in more and more investors and home buyers.
With a number of branded stores, factory outlets, and malls to its name, people from all over Hyderabad come to Kukatpally to get their shopping done. There is a major percentage of them who decide to shift to Kukatpally, because it is one of the most happening places in Hyderabad at the moment. This extends the realty value for Kukatpally and makes it worth the investment.