Jayanagar, Bangalore

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Jayanagar
Neighbourhood
Jayanagar is located in Bengaluru
Jayanagar
Jayanagar
Coordinates: 12°55′30″N 77°35′42″E / 12.925°N 77.595°E / 12.925; 77.595Coordinates: 12°55′30″N 77°35′42″E / 12.925°N 77.595°E / 12.925; 77.595
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bangalore
Established 1948
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 560011,[1] 560041,[1] 560082,[1] 560069[1]
Vehicle registration KA-05

Jayanagar is a residential and commercial neighbourhood of the city of Bangalore in Karnataka, India. It is sub-divided into ten blocks, most of which comprise residential areas. A prominent shopping complex is located in Jayanagar IV Block. Jayanagar IV Block also houses one of Bangalore's principal bus termini.

The foundation of Jayanagar was laid in the year 1948.[2] It was one of the first planned neighbourhoods in Bangalore and at the time, the largest in Asia. Since then, Jayanagar has expanded significantly. Jayanagar is home to the cream of Bangalore's elite.

It is surrounded by Basavangudi, JP Nagar, Banashankari 2nd stage, Gurappanapalya, Sadduguntepalya and BTM Layout among other areas. It is also in proximity to the Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Jayanagar comprises ten area blocks (including 4th 'T' Block), of which the 3rd and 4th block are largely commercial hubs, while the rest are mostly residential.

A 2010 survey by DNA Bangalore ranked Jayanagar as the most liveable place in Bangalore.[3]

History[edit]

In Kannada, Jayanagar literally means "Victory City". It is not conclusively known, however, why it is called so. One school of thought is that the name symbolizes the Maharaja of Mysore's first name "Jayachamaraja". The foundation of Jayanagar was laid in 1948. It was one of the first planned neighbourhoods in Bangalore and at the time, the largest in Asia.[citation needed] At the time, it was known for its wide roads, well-laid footpaths and tree-lined boulevards. Jayanagar Assembly constituency was carved out of Basavanagudi Assembly constituency in 1978. Over the years, its wide roads, footpaths, boulevards and countless trees have been sacrificed in the name of development. Today, the roads and footpaths of Jayanagar are narrow and some stretches have been encroached by vendors and traders. [2] Jayanagar constituency has 7 wards and had a voter strength of 1.7 lakh as of 2013.[2]

Jayanagar was traditionally regarded as the southern end of Bangalore. The "South End Circle", wherein six roads from different areas meet, and the historic Ashoka Pillar (which was to mark the southern end of the city) bear this fact. While newer extensions have taken away this distinction from Jayanagar, it still remains one of the more southern parts of the city.

Culture[edit]

Jayanagar is the hub of Southern Bangalore with a predominantly Kannada speaking population. Since the early 1990s, it has had an influx of people from many parts of India, making it a multicultural suburb. Jayanagar has a number of temples. The Ragigudda temple near East End and the Shree Dharmanath Jain temple near the IV block bus stand are prominent. It is believed that the locality, designed by Sir M Visvesvaraya, is one of the best planned layouts in Asia.[by whom?]

The Jayanagar Shopping Complex is in IV Block, next to the Bus Station. 4th Main road, which is known as Nanda Road, is actually a boulevard running North to South from South end circle to 46th Cross in 5th block for almost 2 kilometers and is characterised by well maintained parks on either side. Due to the Bangalore Metro construction, the road has lost some of its foliage.

Jayanagar I Block is primarily a residential locality. It is a very quiet place and quite a contrast to the rest of the city.

Jayanagar IV Block is well known for its shopping, restaurants and fast food centers. There is Inox multiplex which has 4 screens. Earlier it was known as Swagath theater. It also houses the main bus stand.

Jayanagar is also an educational hub surrounded by many colleges and institutions. The prominent ones being National College, Vijaya Composite, Vijaya Junior college,etc.

Jayanagar is also one of the oldest localities in Bangalore.[4] This makes it one of the most conservative places to live in Bangalore. It has a substantial population of long-term, mostly Kannada-speaking residents with established family ties to the locality. The residents are mainly upper middle class and well to do. The initial residents were mainly Government officers since the residential sites were allocated predominantly to Government officials, but recently there has been a large influx of business owners and young IT professionals.

The original price of the sites when allocated by the Bangalore City Corporation was in the vicinity of Rs1/sq ft and the current market price is in the range of Rs 8,000 to Rs 9,000/sq ft.[citation needed]

Being at the southern part of Bangalore, living in Jayanagar during the early 2000s used to mean a longer commute to major employers for many of its residents. However, with a lot of major employers opening office locations in south Bangalore, and with a series on new malls and multiplexes coming up shortly in its vicinity, Jayanagar has maintained its desirability for the upwardly-mobile, family-oriented.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]

Transport[edit]

The area is easily accessible by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses and has a sprawling bus terminus.The Bus stand is located in Jayanagar 4th block which also has parking facility for both cars and two wheelers.

  • 1, 2, 2A, 2B, 2D, 2F, 2/99B, 18, 19E, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25E, 25F, 25H, 25J, 25K, 25N, 26, 86E, 162, 162A, 162B, 162C, 215BM, 215D, 215E, 215H, 215I, 215M, 262A, 298H, 340T, 343B, 348G, 364A, 364C, 364F, 364G, 364H, 364J, 402H, J2, J18, J25G, MBS1, P25G, TR5, V2, V25A, V25M, V215BM, V215H, V343K, V356Q, V365V connects Jayanagar to Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic.
  • 1A, 1F, 2M, 10A, 16, 21, 24, 24A, 24C, 24E, 24F, 24H, 24N, 28, 178, 181, 181A, 183, 215C, 215MA, 262A, 300R, 348B, 364K, 366H, 366MA, 366P, 369, 369A,369B connects Jayanagar to K R Market.
  • BIAS5, BIAS5A, BIAS12 connects Jayanagar to Bangalore International Airport.

There is also Metro station coming up near South End Circle constructed by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.

Geographic location[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bangalore PIN codes". Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c T. S. Ranganna (2013-04-26). "Old-world charm sadly eroded". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Jayanagar on top, E-city comes last in survey". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Origins of Jayanagar -1945-1949". http://www.bdabangalore.org. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 

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