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 Industrial area: ELCITA Residential Area: Dodda Thogur Gram Panchayat
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.

Connectivity[edit]

Road[edit]

Hosur Road[edit]

Electronic City is on Hosur road which is a major arterial highway of Bengaluru city. Many BMTC buses and interstate buses ply in this route.

Elevated Expressway[edit]

The four-lane mixed corridor elevated highway from Silk Board Junction to Electronic City was opened on 22 Jan 2010. The 9.985 km long expressway is one of the (second) longest elevated national highway in the country. This elevated stretch, promises to help a commuter reach Electronic City from Silk Board in less than 15 minutes.[4]

NICE Road[edit]

The NICE road connects Electronic City to other key areas in the west of Bangaluru city like, Bannergatta Road, Mysore Road, Kanakapura Road and Tumkur Road. This is a 63 km 6-lane access controlled tollway.

Rail[edit]

Metro[edit]

Electronic city comes in the Bangalore Metro yellow line (R V Road - Bommasandra line). The project is expected to complete in the year 2022.

Suburban Rail[edit]

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.

Air[edit]

KIAL[edit]

Kempegowda International Airport (IATA: BLR, ICAO: VOBL). Distance from Electronic City: 54 km. Travelling time : 2 hours by road

Heli Taxis[edit]

Helicopter Taxi Service was launched in March 2018. Travelling time to / from Electronic City is 15 minutes.

Hosur Airport[edit]

The proposed Hosur Airport in Belagondapalli on Thally Road, an UDAN project, is expected to be nearer to Electronic City. Travelling time: 30 minutes by road. Distance from Electronics City: 28 km

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. 
  4. ^ "Traffic jams a norm on Electronic City flyover". 

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