Patny Center is a popular place in Secunderabad. It is the name of the area around the Crossroads of Kingsway and Oxford Street (now Rashtrapathi Road and Sarojini Devi Road). It got its name from a huge Car Showroom and Workshop of 1920, named PATNY. This Showroom was at the South-West corner of the Crossroads; today we have the popular Chandana Brothers Saree and Jewellery Shopping Complex here. This area of Secunderabad is popular since decades. Mahbub College, established in 1863 is at one corner of this junction. This is the School where my father, my brother and I have studied. Other popular landmarks existing here are Secunderabad Head Post Office, Secunderabad Telephone Exchange, Taj Mahal Hotel and main branches of State Bank of India and State Bank of Hyderabad. Natraj Theater, Andhra Pradesh’s first 70mm and first Air-conditioned Theater was also at this place.
Today this area has become more popular with huge and grand Shopping Complexes like Chandana Brothers, R.S. Brothers, Kalaniketan, Kalamandir, Chennai Shopping Mall, CMR Shopping Mall, MBS Jewelers, CMR Exclusive and the just opened South India Shopping Mall coming up here. These Malls sell Gold and Silver Jewellery, Artificial Jewellery, Silverware, Sarees of every kind from all over the country, Dress Material, Readymade Garments, Cosmetics and a variety of Fashion Accessories and Gift Articles. Any given time you will find this area crowded with the regular traffic and hundreds of enthusiastic and happy customers coming to these malls. The majority of people of Twin Cities of Secunderabad & Hyderabad would have definitely visited at least one of these Malls and everyone else would have certainly heard of Patny Center and the Malls there.
The above photos are of the popular Shopping Malls at Patny Center; by night.