Punjagutta is a popular commercial and residential area in Western part of Hyderabad. The area contains IT hubs, shopping malls and jewellery shops. It has become a major transit point for traffic to and from the Hyderabad districts of Ameerpet, Banjara hills, Somajiguda and Khairtabad. Twin flyovers across the road junction are helping ease the previously heavy traffic flow. The name Punjagutta means hand-mountain in Telugu, after a nearby peak that is reputedly topped by a largely self supporting boulder marked by the hand-print of Imam Ali. Popular Institutes such as Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hamstech Institute of Fashion & Interior Design, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology and Focus Diagnostics, a multi-speciality diagnostic centre is located. The buses run by TSRTC connect Punjagutta to all parts of the city. There is also a mini-bus service called Setwin service. The closest MMTS Train station is at Begumpet. Big malls such as the Hyderabad Central, Home town, BrassLeaf (Complete Fashion store for Men) and many others are present here. The new flyovers have eased the traffic to a certain extent. The Punjagutta police station at the crossroads is a well known landmark. NIMS, a famous government hospital is located here. In its vicinity there are many departmental stores like Splash, Lifestyle, Shopperstop, Westside etc. You can also shop for Consumer Electronics at Bajaj Electronic, Croma, LG Etc. Major Banks like HDFC, ICICI, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, etc. are located here. The presence of basic establishments has transformed Punjagutta as one of the preferred residential areas of Hyderabad.