HSR Layout

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HSR Layout
Neighbourhood
A park in HSR Layout
A park in HSR Layout
HSR Layout is located in Bengaluru
HSR Layout
HSR Layout
Location in metropolitan Bangalore
Coordinates: 12°55′N 77°38′E / 12.91°N 77.64°E / 12.91; 77.64Coordinates: 12°55′N 77°38′E / 12.91°N 77.64°E / 12.91; 77.64
CountryIndia
StateKarnataka
MetroBangalore
Named forHosur-Sarjapur Road
Population
 • Total24,749[1]
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKA-01, KA-51

HSR Layout (Hosur-Sarjapur Road Layout) is a suburb of south-east Bangalore, India. It lies in the Bommanahalli constituency of State assembly. This locality was developed by Bangalore Development Authority in 1985. Now it has emerged into a leading residential area due to its proximity to IT Parks in Bangalore. It is also a gateway to Electronic City, a major IT hub of the city. HSR Layout has emerged as a posh locality of Bangalore with wide streets, parks and modern civic amenities. One of the happening place in Bangalore. HSR Layout also houses Mr Narayan Reddy who is one of the leading Chit Fund businessman of India.

HSR Layout is divided into Sectors 1–7, which are crisscrossed into main and cross roads. Main roads run north–south and Cross roads run east–west. Some parts of the neighbouring towns such as Agara, Parangipalya, Venkatapura, Mangammanapalya and Hosapalya are also part of HSR Layout. It is designed based on modern town planning principles, the layout has a centralized BDA Complex, which houses the city administrative offices. It also has a number of small parks in various parts of the layout. Several educational institutions have also spring up in the area, such as JSS Public School (established in 2004),[2] Oxford College (founded in 1974) and the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)[3] along with Networkers Home.

Location[edit]

The layout is built on land reclaimed from Agara lake, is located between Hosur Road and Sarjapur Road. HSR Layout is about 7 km from Bangalore's other large residential area of Jayanagar, and 2 km from Koramangala.

Places[edit]

Shivakumar Medicals and General Stores

Hospitals[edit]

  • Vowels 9M healthcare Private Limited [4]
    Vowels 9M Mother and Child care
  • Sai Thunga Hospital Agara
  • Narayana Multispeciality Hospital
  • Greenview Medical Center - Multi Speciality Hospital Bangalore
  • Phoenix Hospital

Temples[edit]

Basaveshwara Gayathri Temple

Basaveshwara Gayathri Temple is located on 24th main road HSR layout.[5]

Hospitals in HSR Layout[edit]

HSR layout also has a number of Super Specialty Hospitals such as Narayana Multi Specialty Hospital, Green View Medical Center, Primus Hospital, Aspire Fertility Center, Lotus Multi Specialty Hospital, Spandhana Diagnostic Center, Shivakumar Medicals and General Stores, etc.

Parks[edit]

HSR Layout is a home to several small and medium-sized parks which are actively maintained by BBMP. Few years ago, burning of dry leaves became a major problem here. By building a network of compost pits and getting BBMP on board, residents have put an end to the hazard of garbage.[6]

HSR Layout also has one of its kind Composting Learning Center in Sector 4 - at one of its BBMP Parks. This learning center called Swachagraha Kalika Kendra has live models of community and home composting units. Volunteers of HSR Citizen Forum, an NGO working on sustainability initiatives(& main focus on solid waste) greet the visitors and explain to them about waste management. School & college students visit here for their field visit, and officials, apartments and many visitors from all parts of India and abroad have visit this learning center to learn to compost their kitchen waste. The park also has growing area - chemical free and pesticide free. The compost made in the Kedra is used to enrich the soil and grow greens and vegetables. This is the attractive area for the visitors. The Kendra also has 2 cows, and the cow dung is used to provide microbes for composting. So, Kalika Kendra is a completely sustainable learning center. The visitors here also are taught how to live in a sustainable manner, refusing-reducing-recycling-reusing dry waste, and use sustainable management of reject waste.

Startups[edit]

HSR Layout is growing rapidly as a startup hub of Bangalore as it houses many startups Like Vowels 9M healthcare,[7] Zomato, Vedantu, Udaan, CureFit, Gameskraft, OYE Fintech, ThoughtSpot, Trebound Etc. It has many co-working spaces like BHIVE Workspace, Possible, IndiQube, The Venture Studios where many startups work out of.

Schools[edit]

A number of schools have opened up to serve HSR Layout's growing Student population - like Cambridge Public School, National Public School, St. Lawrence School, Freedom International School, Mount Litera Zee School, Sri Chaitanya School, Vibgyor School, Narayana School, Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, and JSS Public School. There are also a few Montessori and pre-KG schools like Vivero International Pre-school & Day Care, Floretz Academy, Hive Preschool, KLAY Preschool and Daycare, Golden Arch Montessori. To serve students preparing for competitive examinations there are institutions like Allen, Aakash, FIIT JEE, and Rao's Academy.

Problems[edit]

There are frequent power cuts as its tendency of BESCOM to perform daily maintenance at one or another places causing frequent electricity power cuts. There are a number of risky pot-holes on roads in HSR Layout which are a danger to motorists and pedestrians. Also the traffic in HSR has worsened over last couple of years and one can see frequent traffic jams on internal roads. Another key problem faced by the residents is the stench from the KCDC Compost plant in nearby Kudlu. Due to the number of apartment density in the area, HSR Layout also recorded consistently high incidents of COVID-19.[8][9][10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vigeyegpms.in/bbmp/?module=public&action=wardinfo&wardid=9
  2. ^ "JSS Public School, Hsr Layout, Adjacent to BDA Complex, Bangalore". www.jssedu.jssonline.org.
  3. ^ ":: Welcome to The Oxford Educational Institutions". www.theoxford.edu.
  4. ^ http://www.vowels9m.com
  5. ^ "Basaveshwara Gayathri Temple". basaveshwara-gayathri-temple.business.site. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  6. ^ Mar 5, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Updated; 2018; Ist, 04:00. "Bengaluru's HSR Layout clears the air with eco-friendly compost pits in parks". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 3 June 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ https://www.vowels9m.com
  8. ^ Moving KCDC plant out of HSR Layout not viable, says BBMP. Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/city/moving-kcdc-plant-out-hsr-layout-not-viable-says-bbmp-674306.html
  9. ^ "Why HSR residents are fighting in court against KCDC compost plant". 25 January 2019.
  10. ^ Network, RW News. "Bellandur & HSR Layout recording consistently high incidents of COVID-19 - Residents Watch - Bengaluru". www.residentswatch.in. Retrieved 25 June 2021.

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