Lab Quarters, also DRDO Township and Kanchanbagh, is a colony in city of Hyderabad, to accommodate the employees working in the Defence Laboratories of DRDO like the DRDL, DLRL, DMRL, RCI and other establishments. It is well connected with the city, the MIDHANI depot being just adjacent to it. Lab Quarters is one of the largest colonies in Hyderabad, comparable to those of BHEL and KPHB (Kukatpally Housing Board).
It is a very green area and isolated from the mundane traffic and pollution of the rest of the city. It is close to Santosh Nagar colony. Some popular healthcare centres like the CGHS Dispensary, Owaisi Hospital and the Apollo DRDO hospitals are located nearby. The main commercial places are the shopping complex, community hall, parks,mess (general and for officers). Lab Quarters has excellent educational institutions like the Defence Laboratories school and the Kendriya Vidyalaya Kanchanbagh. While the former is a private venture, the latter is managed by the all-India Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and financed by the DRDO Laboratories around it. It has MVSR engineering college located 7 km from it. It has got a very holy temple inside the Township.
The colony is divided into A,B,C,D,E types and scientist hostel. It also has several grounds, the largest of which is the one at the Kendriya Vidyalaya.
Also there is tennis and volleyball court being highlight, insiders can play in it.
Famous quotes containing the word quarters:
“He stood, and heard the steeple
Sprinkle the quarters on the morning town.
One, two, three, four, to market-place and people
It tossed them down.”
—A.E. (Alfred Edward)