Electronic City

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Electronic City
KEONICS Electronic City
Suburb
Electronic City
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(Top to bottom) Infosys campus, Wipro Floating Learning Centre
Nickname(s): 
E-City
Electronic City is located in India
Electronic City
Electronic City
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
CountryIndia
StateKarnataka
DistrictBangalore Urban
Founded byR. K. Baliga MD. KEONICS
Government
 • BodyBBMP, Industrial area: ELCITA Residential Area: Dodda Thogur Gram Panchayat
Area
 • Total3.23749 km2 (800 acres)
Elevation
3015
919 m (3,015 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-51
Websitewww.electronic-city.in
Electronic City
Founded1978
LocationHosur Road, Karnataka
Surface area800 acres (320 ha)
IndustryElectronics, Information Technology
Major companiesInfosys, Wipro, BHEL, Tech Mahindra, Hewlett-Packard, HCL Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, CGI, Siemens, Continental, Genpact
Employees100,000[1]

Electronic City is an information technology hub in Bangalore, India, located in Anekal taluk.[2][3] It is one of India's largest electronic/IT industrial parks, spread over 800 acres (3.2 km²) in Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur villages.

History[edit]

Electronic City was the brainchild of R. K. Baliga, the first Chairman and Managing Director of Keonics, Karnataka Electronic.[4] 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.

Elevated Expressway[edit]

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 in less than 15 minutes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Infrastructure of Electronic City". Keonics. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  2. ^ "About Electronic City".
  3. ^ "Panchayat Portal". panchamitra.kar.nic.in. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Keonics web site". Keonics. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Traffic jams a norm on Electronic City flyover".

External links[edit]

  • ^ Electronic City Bangalore