Electronic City

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Electronic City
KEONICS Electronic City
Suburb
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Coordinates: 12°51′N 77°40′E / 12.85°N 77.67°E / 12.85; 77.67Coordinates: 12°51′N 77°40′E / 12.85°N 77.67°E / 12.85; 77.67
Country India
State Karnataka
District Bangalore Urban
Founded by R. K. Baliga MD. KEONICS
Government
 • Body ELCITA
Area
 • Total 3.23749 km2 (800 acres)
Elevation3015 919 m (3,015 ft)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registration KA-51
Website www.electronic-city.in
Electronic City
Founded 1978
Location Hosur Road, Bangalore
Surface area 800 acres (320 ha)
Industry Electronics, Information Technology
Major companies BHEL, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Hewlett-Packard, Infosys, Patni Computer Systems, C-DOT, CGI, Siemens
Employees 100,000[1]
Total investments US$ 2,000,000

Electronic City is an information technology hub in Bangalore, India, located in Anekal taluk.[2] It is one of India's largest electronic/IT industrial parks, spread over 800 acres (3.2 km²) in Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur villages in Bangalore. It consists of three zones called phases – Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. Electronic City was established by Keonics, Karnataka Electronic,[3] a pioneer in information technology infrastructure development. There are approximately 200 IT/ITES companies located in Electronic City, which include main campuses of IT/Bio-tech majors Infosys, Wipro, TCS, HCL, Tech Mahindra, Biocon etc.

History[edit]

Electronic City was the brainchild of R. K. Baliga, the first Chairman and Managing Director of Keonics, Karnataka Electronic.[3] He dreamt of making Bangalore the Silicon Valley of India when he developed the concept of Electronic City. In 1978, Keonics established Electronic City on 332 acres of land in Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur villages. The liberalisation of the Indian economy in the early 1990s by the then Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and then Indian Finance Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh helped Electronic City to become what it is today — the outsourcing capital of the world.

In 1997, the maintenance and upkeep of Electronic City was handed over by Keonics to ELCIA, the Electronic City Industries Association, with representatives from units in the enclave, for effective local governance and management. Security is provided by ELCIA, who have deployed around 500 security officials and also installed CCTV cameras on strategic locations. On 18 March 2013, a notification by the Urban Development Department has brought Electronic City Phases I, II, III under the E-City Industrial Township Area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Infrastructure of Electronic City". Keonics. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ "About Electronic City". 
  3. ^ a b "Keonics web site". Keonics. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 

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