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Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road, Yelahanka Newtown
Yelahanka is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka
Coordinates: 13°06′50″N 77°35′54″E / 13.11389°N 77.59833°E / 13.11389; 77.59833Coordinates: 13°06′50″N 77°35′54″E / 13.11389°N 77.59833°E / 13.11389; 77.59833
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bangalore
Metro Bangalore
Elevation 915 m (3,002 ft)
Population ([1] 2011)
 • Total 300,000
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 560064,560106
Telephone code 91-80
Vehicle registration KA 50

Yelahanka is a suburb of Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka originally envisaged as a satellite town of Bangalore city, but now part of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.

About Yelahanka[edit]

Yelahanka is a place with rich heritage. It is located near the fast developing northern section of Greater Bangalore, about 14 kilometres from downtown Bangalore. The sex ratio in this city is rather favorable for the female population. Around 46% of the population is made up of females. This is quite unlike places like Haryana where the ratio is low.

46% females means 46 females for every 54 males, which means only 852 females per 1000 males. That is below India's national average of 940 females per 1000 males, and even below Haryana's pathetic sex ratio of 877 females per 1000 males.

Bangalore city originated from Yelahanka. Yelahanka was the first capital city of Kempe Gowda and who built/founded Bangalore. Over a period of time, he shifted southwards and consolidated in the current Fort/K.R Market area and parts of Basavangudi.

National Highway NH7 passes through Yelahanka and newly constructed NH7 passes through the north eastern fringes of Yelahanka, acting as a bypass road to avoid the Yelahanka suburb. State Highway 9 (Bangalore - Hindupur) passes through Yelahanka bisecting the suburb into Old Town and New Town. In recent times, Yelahanka has become one of the main business centres of Bangalore City. Yelahanka's business areas are Hospital Main Road and BB road in Yelahanka and in New Town are 16th 'B' Cross and Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Roads.

Yelahanka has lakes surrounding it, the prominent ones being Yelahanka Kere and Puttenhalli lake which has officially been declared a bird sanctuary.

Yelahanka Satellite Town, Yelahanka, Bangalore.


Yelahanka is at a height of about 915 metres (3000 feet) above mean sea level. Due to its higher altitude from mean sea level, it is lush green and has pleasant weather year round.

  • The summer season lasts from March to mid-May, with a temperature in the range 20-35 degrees Celsius
  • At the end of May, the monsoon season starts and lasts until the end of October. There are about 45 inches of rain annually. Yelahanka is served by both South west as well as South east monsoon.
  • Winters are mild and last from November to February, with a temperature in the range 14-24 degrees Celsius.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Yelahanka had a population of 93,263. Males constituted 54% of the population and females 46%. The literacy rate was 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 80%, and female literacy was 68%. Eleven percent of the population were under 6 years of age.

As per recent estimates, the population of Yelahanka has risen to about 3,00,000[3] in 2011.


Yelahanka has an excellent connectivity be it road, rail and air. The road network to Yelahanka is one of the best in entire Bangalore. Yelahanka railway station is one of the oldest stations setup in Bangalore area and has railway lines connecting KR Puram and Bayappanahalli in the east and Yeshwanthpur in the north west. If these tracks are improved and daily city passenger trains introduce, a big part of traffic congestion will be eased as more people will use trains. Since the tracks are already existing, it is better to use the existing infrastructure rather than investing in new activities like Metro. Kempe Gowda International Airport is located off Yelahanka.


Yelahanka is connected with downtown Bangalore through a network of roads and a six lane dual carriageway highway. The same highway connects Yelahanka with Bangalore International Airport. BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation), KSRTC serve Yelahanka with its network of buses. There are regular BMTC Volvo A/C Bus services and other buses to Bangalore from Yelahanka.

  • 268E, 271H, 276J, 280, 280A, 280C, 280E, 280J, 280K, 280L, 281, 281A, 281C, 281D, 281F, 281G, 282, 282A, 282B, 282C, 282D, 282F, 282G, 283, 283A, 283B, 283D, 283E, 284, 284D, 289, 289B, 289C, 289E, 289K, 289M, 297, 297A, 297B, 297F, 297G, 297H, 298, 298A, 298B, 298C, 298D, 298E, 298F, 298G, 298H, 298J, 298K, 298M, 298MA, 298MB, 298MG, 298MK, 298N, 299, 299E, 299M, 402B, 402D connects Yelahanka with Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic.
  • G9 connects Yelahanka with Shivajinagar.
  • 500DA connects Yelahanka with Electronic city.
  • 268E, 280, 280A, 280C, 280E, 280K, 281, 281A, 281C, 281D, 282, 282A, 282B, 282C, 282D, 283, 283A, 283B, 283E, 284, 289, 289B, 289C, 289E, 289K, 297, 297A, 297B, 297F, 297H, 298, 298A, 298B, 298C, 298D, 298E, 298F, 298J, 298K, 299, 299E, 299M connects Yelahanka with KR Market.
  • 401K, 401B, 401R, 401E, 401Q connect Yelahanka with Vijayanagar.

The famous National Highway 7 (North - South Corridor) also passes through Yelahanka.

Yelahanka is also served by host of private taxi companies operating in Greater Bangalore area and also the Auto Rickshaw services within the Bangalore Metropolitan Area.


Yelahanka Jn. (code YNK) is a junction railway station of South Western Railway Zone, served by Indian Railways. Yelahanka Jn. comes under the jurisdiction of Bangalore Division and is about 15 km north of Bangalore City Railway station (SBC)

The station lies on the train line connecting Bangalore with North, West and Central India via Guntakal Junction. There are four routes merging at the station - (south)one from Yeshwantpur (YPR) and the other from Byapanahalli - KR Puram (KJM). (north) one from Chikkballapur and the other from Doddballapur connecting all major cites in country.

The station is served by regular scheduled train services originating, terminating and passing through Bangalore Metropolitan region. The majority of express and passenger trains halt at Yelahanka Jn. station,connecting it to all major cities and towns in the country. There are passenger train services which connect Yelahanka Jn. to nearby towns and other suburbs of Bangalore.

Yelahanka Jn. has a computerized Indian Railway ticket booking office.

Rail Wheel Factory (earlier known as Wheel and Axle Plant) is situated in Yelahanka. It is a state-of-the-art plant, meeting bulk of the requirement of wheels, axles and wheel sets for the Indian Railways. The spare capacity available is profitably utilized to meet the domestic demands for non-railway customers and exports.Rail Wheel Factory


  • The sitting MLA of Yelahanka area is Vishwanath of BJP who resides at SINGANAYAKANAHALLI.
  • The authority responsible for upkeep of Yelahanka is BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike)
  • There are two police stations within Yelahanka, one in Old Town and the other in New town.
  • Yelahanka has its own RTO KA-50, located at Yelahanka New Town.
  • Yelahanka has its own Sub-Registrar office at New Town
  • Yelahanka has 2 BMTC depots;depots-11 & 30 located at puttanehalli

Major industry[edit]

  • Yelahanka has the largest milk dairy of Karnataka State.
  • Yelahanka houses the Rail Wheel Factory (formerly Wheel and Axle Plant).
  • Other industry includes Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Federal-Mogul Goetze (India) Limited (formerly Escorts Mahle Goetze), Ranflex India Pvt. Ltd. Hobel Flexibles Inc & Sri Pradhyumna Technologies Pvt.Ltd. Leonsoft solutions.

Defence Establishments[edit]

  • The Indian Air Force has a presence in Yelahanka with an Air Force Station and a defence airport situated on NH7. An international air show is held every two years which attracts manufacturers and sellers of defence equipment, defence aircraft, and "next gen" fighters.
  • The BSF (Border Security Force) has a training center in Yelahanka. The Special Operations Training center is located on NH7, towards the northern part of the suburb, on the road leading to BIAL.
  • CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) has a training school for their officers and troops at Yelahanka, with residential campuses for the troops. CRPF campus is located in lush green environment on Doddaballapur Road.
  • Karnataka State Reserve Police has its Training facility at Yelahanka. The academy is located in the northern part of the suburb, near the Air Force station.[4]



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  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Yelahanka at Wikimedia Commons