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Assembly Constituency and Neighborhood
Hebbal Lake seen from flyover
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Hebbal is an Assembly Constituency area in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, which was once indicative of the north endpoint of the city. Though originally famous for Hebbal Lake, it is now better known for the serpentine maze of flyovers that network the Outer Ring Road and Bellary Road. The flyover spans a length of 5.23 kilometres (3.2 mi) over all the loops combined. The flyover was built by Gammon India. The lake area is well known for the park, the boating facility, and for the bird watching opportunities.
Hebbal used to be the end of the corporation limits of Bangalore City. One can still see the milestone between the Baptist hospital and checkpost. Bangalore has now grown quite a bit towards north, beyond these marks. L&T factory, which was established in the 1970s, is also close to Hebbal. Raintree Boulevard project is coming up at same place before GKVK University. All arterial roads and road networks leading to the BIAL intersect at Hebbal. Further, BIAL has its office on the National Highway (NH 7) exit of the Hebbal flyover in Gayathri Lake Front. Due to short-sightedness of the governing authorities, the Hebbal Flyover has become a bottle-neck for traffic flow from the city centre towards North and the same when traveling from North to city centre. Traffic is crawling be it any time of the day. This is because almost 6 lanes coming from each side, jostle to fit in the two lane Hebbal bridge bringing the traffic to a stand still.
Hebbal is an upcoming area in Bangalore. Though originally famous for the Hebbal Lake, it is now better known for several flyovers spread across the Outer Ring Road and Bellary Road on NH7. The largest flyover spans a length of 5.23 km over all the loops combined. The lake area in Hebbal is a well-known picnic spot, with a well-maintained park and boating facilities. A number of new office buildings and commercial enterprises is making Hebbal a new and attractive investment spot.
Historians have suggested that the vicinity of Hebbal Lake to the area has made Hebbal possibly one of the oldest inhabited areas in Bengaluru. An inscription stone dating back to 750 AD was found near Maaramma temple in Hebbal which describes what may be the first-named Bengalurean, Kittayya. The stone describes an attack by Rashtrakuta raiders against whom he defended Perbolal, a name that morphed into Hebbal over the years. Historian B N Sundar Rao in his seminal work ‘Bengaluru Itihasa’, has also theorized that Kempegowda borrowed the name Bengaluru from a hamlet to the northwest of Hebbal Lake. 
The area is well connected by BMTC buses. From Hebbal you can get the city bus for almost all places in Bangalore. Hebbal is also a common point if you are traveling to/from the airport. Hebbal also has a small railway station.
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