Shamshabad, a suburb in South Hyderabad, is the location of Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The locality is planned around the airport, as several infrastructural and residential projects are being proposed.
Shamshabad, which was once a small village on the outskirts of Hyderabad, is now considered a part of Hyderabad city, and is fast growing to be an important locality of Hyderabad. It’s a mandal headquarter consisting of 24 panchayats.
Social infrastructure in Shamshabad is not yet well developed, but the locality is seeing significant growth, with new schools, hospitals, and malls coming soon. While GMR Chinmaya Vidyalaya and GMR School of Business are two prominent educational institutions located in the area, Trident Hospital, Apollo Medical Centre, and Indira Hospital are among the major hospitals in Shamshabad.
Connectivity and Transit Points
Shamshabad is well connected to the heart of Hyderabad by the smooth and wide roads like the NH-7, Srisailam Highway, PVN Expressway, and the Outer Ring Road.
Shamshabad Bus Stand is an important bus stand for the locality, where one can travel to several other major areas of Hyderabad. APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) offers both AC and non-AC buses from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to most localities of Hyderabad.
The nearest railway station is the Umdanagar Railway Station, which is only 7 km from Shamshabad, although it isn’t a major railway station. Hyderabad's major railway station, the Hyderabad Deccan railway station is much farther at 25 km, but the station can be reached in less than an hour. Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, a bus stand 25 km from Shamshabad has buses that ply to neighbouring states such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.
Factors for Growth in the Past
The primary growth factor for Shamshabad in the past was the construction of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The construction of the airport led to greater demand in residential and commercial properties in the locality, and also led to a slew of infrastructural projects in and around Shamshabad.
Another growth factor for the locality has been good connectivity, with the NH-7, Outer Ring Road, PVN Expressway and Srisailam Highway running near the locality.
Residential Market Analysis
Shamshabad mainly has independent houses and plots, and very few apartments. As the locality is situated right next to the airport, there is a limitation on the height of buildings, which has resulted in more independent houses. The demand for multi-storey apartments in Shamshabad is at 30 per cent, while the demand for plots is higher at 44 per cent.
Developers in the region offer facilities like swimming pool, clubhouse, and gym to woo more homebuyers to the Shamshabad locality. The residents in the locality are mainly IT employees working in the Gachibowli area, as the locality is connected well by the Outer Ring Road.
The price of plots in Shamshabad ranges between Rs 1700 and Rs 3300 per sq. ft., while rent for houses in the area lies anywhere between Rs 5000 per month and Rs 7000 per month for a 2BHK apartment.
Water supply is a major civic challenge for Shamshabad’s residents. The area experiences irregular supply of water, and residents of the locality have to resort to buying water from private agencies, which is quite an expensive affair.
Factors for Growth in the Future
The development of various infrastructure projects in the area will be the key factors for growth in the Shamshabad region. The proposed expansion of the Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) to Umdanagar and further to the airport will certainly play its part in the region’s development. This rail network will connect Shamshabad with the central districts of Hyderabad, and reduce travel time. The Hyderabad Metro Rail has plans to extend the Metro rail up to Shamshabad in Phase II of its operations.