The city of Bangalore, once solely known for its cosmopolitan appeal and alluring weather, through various IT and other industrial establishments, has emerged as a major contributor to the Indian Economy in the past few decades. The city is aptly named the Silicon Valley of India due to the concentration of Information Technology Industries, Automobile Industries as well as the Research & Development in Electronics Industries. The Eastern and Western parts of the city in particular, are home to a majority of these Industrial establishments and, hence, have witnessed massive development in terms of civic infrastructure and residential projects, to cater to the needs of people employed at these zones. With all the major real estate developers of the city and the customers alike, eyeing East Bangalore as their preferred choice for housing projects, we took to analysing its potential as a residential neighborhood.
East Bangalore comprises of a variety of localities ranging from plush suburbs such as Indiranagar, CV Raman Nagar, Domlur, HRBR Layout, and many more to developing areas such as Whitefield, Brookfield, Marathahalli, Kadugodi, KR Puram, Mahadevapura, Hoodi to name a few. All these places are well connected to each other as well as the Central Business District via a wide network of roads and Metro services. The localities surrounding the Old Madras Road such as Kannamangala and Budigere cross road are also fast developing , since they are geographically placed in close proximity to the automobile hub at Hoskote, the IT hub and EPIP Zone at Whitefield, Bagmane Tech Park in CV Raman Nagar, Bagmane World Technology Centre on the Outer Ring Road, and also the renowned Research and Development hub at Beary’s Global Triangle.
The Whitefield Export Promotion Park Industrial Association (WEPPIA) is actively involved in development of internal roads, drainage systems and pavements of the EPIP zone and played a pivotal role in releasing funds close to a 100 crore rupees for the same. IT giants such as L&T Infotech, Qualcomm, Mindtree, TCS, SAP Labs and many more companies have their offices located here. On the other hand, Hoskote has emerged as an automobile hub and houses various industries involved in manufacturing of auto spare parts; a few names include Autoliv, Volvo India Pvt Ltd, and so on.
An alternate, toll free access road to the Kempegowda International Airport via the Budigere Cross road will further cut down the travel time of frequent fliers of East Bangalore. A vast majority of job seekers who migrate to the city, prefer to settle down in these areas, owing to the proximity to workplaces; as a result, various apartment complexes, township projects, housing societies and mixed use development projects by real estate giants, are mushrooming all over, to accommodate them and address their everyday needs. Whitefield, which is home to the oldest IT hub of the city, ITPB and also the EPIP initiative is most preferred location to invest in a home, as of today. Apart from a harbouring the headquarters of many MNCs, Whitefield is also known for its set of shopping malls like Forum Value mall, Soul Space Arena, Phoenix Market City mall, VR Mall, to name a few. A bouquet of schools and educational institutions such as Vibgyor High School, Delhi Public School, National Public School and so on have their branches here. Reputed hospitals such as Columbia Asia, Vydehi Hospital, Fortis Hospital and others have a presence in Whitefield. The proposed Metro stations at Whitefield and Old Madras Road will further increase connectivity to this part of the city. Bangalore is known for its vibrant nightlife and pub culture and East Bangalore is a major contributor in this aspect as well. Swanky cafes and clubs in Indiranagar,micro breweries such as Windmills Craftworks in Whitefield, Toit and Vapour in Indiranagar, Big Pitcher and Murphy’s in Domlur and many upbeat restaurants, have spoilt Bangaloreans for choice.
Due to the above developments, East Bangalore has emerged as a self sustained, modern-day neighborhood and the presence of a plethora of employment options has rendered this part of town, a melting pot of cultures. Talking further about connectivity, East Bangalore enjoys an efficient network of BMTC buses providing connectivity to every nook and corner of the city. Three major railway stations of Bangalore namely the Cantonment Railway station, KR Puram Railway Station and Whitefield Railway station are a part of East Bangalore which enables a traffic free intercity access. Further, a network of National Highways passing through this part of the city provides connectivity to neighboring cities of Chennai, Pune, and Mumbai. Amidst all the fast track development taking place in East Bangalore, sincere efforts have been put in by both real estate developers and the residents, to preserve and enrich the lush green cover in and around these suburbs. While areas such as Indiranagar, HAL, Domlur and CV Raman Nagar have an abundant share of dense tree growth, the upcoming areas of Whitefield have green spaces like Inner Circle Park and parks developed and maintained BBMP. To sum up, living in East Bangalore is the closest one can get to experiencing the rapidly evolving city of Bangalore, by dwelling in the midst of a fusion of cultures and varied tastes.
Read more about Brigade Group, one of the most prominent developers in East Bangalore, on our website.
- Will East Bangalore have a metro-line?
Yes, Namma Metro is expected have a line running from Byipannahalli to Whitefield, connecting important places like Sarjapur on the way.
- What places in East Bangalore are expected to appreciate the most in the next few years?
C.V Ramann Nagar, Marathahalli, Sarjapur and Brookefield
- How is the social infrastructure of East Bangalore?
Presence of MNCs and ITs has led to residential development, which in turn has led to good social infrastructure as well. Sarjapur Road is known to have good schools, while Whitefield has popular restaurants and malls.
- What is the average cost of a home in East Bangalore?
Although rates depend on the project, average prices as of October 2016 go upwards of Rs 3,000 per sq. ft
- What must one expect as a problem in East Bangalore?
Water-shortage, to an extent is expected in North Bangalore. Projects have, however, focused on rain-water harvesting with this in mind.