HSR Layout

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HSR Layout
suburb
HSR Layout is located in Bengaluru
HSR Layout
HSR Layout
Coordinates: 12°55′N 77°38′E / 12.91°N 77.64°E / 12.91; 77.64Coordinates: 12°55′N 77°38′E / 12.91°N 77.64°E / 12.91; 77.64
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bengaluru
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA-01,KA-51

Hosur Sarjapur Road Layout popularly known as HSR Layout is a residential colony located to the south of Bangalore, India. It was formed by the town planning government agency Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) in 1990. The layout, which is built on land reclaimed from the Agara lake, is located between Hosur Road and Sarjapur Road. This layout is known for its quiet environment with lots of gardens and parks.

Overview[edit]

It is broadly located in the IT corridor i.e. between two large centers of the IT industry - the Electronics city and the Whitefield. Thus 80% of the house-holds belong to the IT professionals.

Ever since the growth of the real estate market in Bangalore, this area has witnessed a dramatic rise in the residential housing, partly owing to its proximity to the commercial areas of the city. This has led the land prices to skyrocket in recent years. In its early stages, this area was neglected by the civic authorities. Now it has facilities such as a police station, post office [Pin Code: 560102 (before April 2006: 560034)], Water Board office, electricity office, and numerous banks.

Like many residential areas in Bangalore, HSR Layout is divided into Sectors (Sectors 1 through 7), which are criss-crossed by main roads and cross roads. Main roads run north-south and Cross roads run east-west. Some part of the neighbouring villages such as Agara, Parangipalya, Venkatapura, Mangammanapalya and Hosapalya are also part of HSR Layout. Designed based on modern town planning principles, the layout has a centralized BDA Complex, which houses the city administrative offices. Each sector has at least one park.

Education centers[edit]

Several renowned educational institutions are also springing up in the area, like JSS Public School (established in 2004) [1] and the Oxford College (founded in 1974) and the very famous NIFT(National Institute of Fashion Technology).[2]

Proximity to other localities[edit]

The distance from HSRL BDA complex to Cubbon park gate at MG Road is 8 km, Cantonment railway station is 12 km and Bangalore city station is 14 km. HSR Layout is about 1 km from Koramangala and 5 km from Jayanagar, the other large residential colonies of Bangalore.

The terrain[edit]

Due to the low lying nature of the layout, some parts of the layout were flooded during the seasonal rains in the past few years.[3][4]]. The city administration have now built flood drains to address this problem. Recently the corporators of HSR Layout have built strom water drains and asphalted the roads. The main roads are quite well maintained. Due to its close proximity with electronic city and other companies, there has been massive development in this area.

Healthcare centers[edit]

There is Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital in sector-2 and clinic at the BDA complex.

Business, commerce and banking[edit]

The main business areas are the BDA complex, the 14th Main road, 27th Cross road (Mangamanapalya), the 27th Main road, the 9th Main road, the 5th Main road and a part of the 17th Cross road. Almost all public and private sector banks of India are present here. The 9th Main road has the highest number of bank ATMs, thus being called as the ATM road.

Landmarks[edit]

The BDA complex, the McDonald restaurant, the KFC, NIFT, BBMP office at 9th Main, BangaloreOne at 24th Main road,

Eateries[edit]

The Krishna Sagar on 27th Main, Empire on 9th Main, Spice Chemistry on 27th Cross, KFC on 14t Main, the McDonalds on 14th Main, Agrawal Sweets on 9th Main, Nizams on 17th Cross.

Entertainments[edit]

Thirumala Cinema Theater at Agra village, Laser Games on 14th Main above McDonalds, HSR Club on 22nd Cross.

Problem areas[edit]

Goods and services are expensive compared to neighboring areas Koramangala and Jayanagar. Some parts of the 9th Main road is quite stinky due to open drainage. The crossing point of the 24th Main road and the 17th Cross road (near Gnanana shrusti school) is quite unscientific that has seen many deadly accidents and almost daily freak accidents happens there.[5][6][7]

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

  • HSR Layout Residents Watch [1]

A monthly neighbourhood guide to HSR Layout, Bangalore.

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