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Chikkabanavara is a town in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It is located in the Bangalore North taluk of Bangalore Urban district in Karnataka. It has one of the oldest surviving lakes in Bangalore. The lake is located at a distance of 1.5 km north of Chikkabanavara railway station on the Bangalore-Tumkur railway line.
Over the last two decades the entire area has seen a construction boom and every conceivable patch of land has been taken over by the builders.
The nearby Chimney Hills is being dwarfed by multi-storeyed structures of several engineering colleges and elite hospitals (Sri Krishna Institute of Technology, R.R. Polytechnic, Sapthagiri Engineering and Medical Colleges and Hospital, NRR Hospital, being some of them).
Chimney Hills used to have a helipad for the Air Force and there were several villages nestling under the foothills. The Eshwara Temple there used to have “Oore Jathra” annually till a few years ago.
Unfortunately, all these have become events of the past. In fact the Hills and the surrounding areas constituted the catchment area for the Chikkabanavara lake. A deep gorge from the hills that led to the lake acted as the natural flow channel for this water. But sadly, the gorge is being filled up with rubble and the lake is being deprived of its replenishment source. now politicians have acquired the hill and the lake land
In the past, there were issues with the public transport as the buses were limited and not frequent. Residents of the area like Dheeraj S Shetty and few others had raised complaints towards this problem. Currently, the area has improved and the buses are frequent.
- Village code= 2036900 "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
- "Yahoomaps India :". Retrieved 2008-12-18. Chikkabanavara, Bangalore Urban, Karnataka
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