|KEONICS Electronic City|
|Founded by||R. K. Baliga MD. KEONICS|
|• Body||BBMP, Industrial area: ELCITA Residential Area: Dodda Thogur Gram Panchayat|
|• Total||3.23749 km2 (800 acres)|
|919 m (3,015 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KA|
|Location||Hosur Road, Karnataka|
|Surface area||800 acres (320 ha)|
|Industry||Electronics, Information Technology|
|Major companies||Infosys, Wipro, BHEL, Tech Mahindra, Hewlett-Packard, HCL Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, CGI, Siemens, Continental, Genpact|
|Total investments||US$ 2,000,000|
Electronic City is an information technology hub in Bangalore, India, located in Anekal taluk. Spread over 800 acres (3.2 km²) near Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur it houses a large number of electronic/IT industrial parks.
Electronic City was established by KEONICS (Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation), and consists of four zones called phases – Phase I, Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV. There are approximately 200 IT/ITES company campuses located in Electronic City, including main campuses of Infosys, Wipro, TCS, HCL, Tech Mahindra and Biocon.
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Electronic City was the brainchild of R. K. Baliga, the first Chairman and Managing Director of Keonics, Karnataka Electronic. 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. The residential area within Electronic City are still under the governance of Gram Panchayats and awaiting BBMP inclusion for want of civic amenities.
Connectivity and transport
Electronic City has developed infrastructure in terms of connectivity to other important localities of Bangalore city. Electronic City which was once considered a suburban area, is now considered as part of the city due to the development and connectivity.
BMTC bus services are the most popular mode of transport. There are many BMTC buses starting from Electronic City Bustand (near Hosur Road), Wipro Gate and Infosys Gate ply to all important part of the city. There are buses from E-City upto KIA. There are frequent BMTC services to Bannerghatta Road, Silk Board, Brigade Road, Attibele, Kengeri, K R Market, KBS etc. Most auto-rickshaws in Electronic City do not charge by the meter and hence an avoidable mode of transport.
The four-lane mixed corridor elevated highway from Silk Board junction to Electronic City was opened on 22 January 2010. The 9.985 km long expressway is one of the longest elevated national highways in the country. This elevated stretch helps a commuter reach Electronic City from Silk Board is 30 minutes. Toll for this route is revised periodically. This expressway has been accident prone with many fatal accidents on the narrow lanes resulting in vehicles falling down from the height, posing high risk to the traffic on the highway below. BTP speed checks are common on this route. Bengaluru Traffic Police has arrested several bike wheelies on this route at late night hours.
The NICE road connects Electronic City to other key areas in the west of Bengaluru city like Bannerghatta Road, Mysore Road, Kanakapura Road and Tumkur Road. This is a 63 km 4-lane access controlled tollway.
Electronic City comes under the Namma Metro Yellow Line (R V Road - Bommasandra line). The project is near completion and services are expected to start by June 2023.
The Heelalige railway station, about 4 km from Electronic City Phase 2, has become part of the Bengaluru Suburban Rail (Bengaluru Commuter Rail) system. The South Western Railways has introduced a fleet of Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) on this route. The nearest railway stations are Heelalige, which is 6 km from Electronic City, or Karmelaram railway station which is 14 km away.
KIA (IATA: BLR, ICAO: VOBL) is located 56 km away from Electronic City. Travelling time from Electronic City to KIA: 2 hours by road in normal traffic, ~ 1.5 hours during late nights 12 am to 6 am, and about 3 hrs during peak traffic.
Helicopter taxi service to Kempegowda International Airport was launched in March 2018 but stopped during COVID-19 due to operational issues.. The high fare and limited access to helipad(s) make heli-taxis affordable only for industrialists and business travellers.
- E-City Police Station
- BTP - Bangalore City Traffic Police
- CISF - Central Industrial Security Force Electronic City
- Electronic City Fire Station
- Electronic City Post Office
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