CMH Road, the main commercial area of Indiranagar
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bangalore Central|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||C.V. Raman Nagar|
Indiranagar is a medium-sized neighbourhood in east Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Designed by the late Joseph Thodukayil as a suburb post-independence, it is one of Bangalore's newer areas and has seen an influx of migrants from around the country. It is bounded by the Ulsoor to the west, Domlur to the south, Byappanahalli to the north and Vimanapura to the east. Indiranagar is one of the most expensive localities in Bangalore.
Indiranagar was formed as a BDA layout in the late 1970s, and was named after the former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. In the beginning, the locality was primarily a suburb, dotted with large bungalows and independent houses, mostly owned by defence personnel and public sector employees. The Information Technology boom in Bengaluru in the late 1990s converted Indiranagar and its two arterial roads (100 Feet Road and Chinmaya Mission Hospital Road) into a commercial area. Today, Indiranagar is an important residential and commercial hub of Bengaluru.
Indiranagar is divided into 2 stages, with the 1st stage being the largest. Unlike the southern and western areas of Bengaluru which have a predominantly Kannada speaking population or the northern parts of Bengaluru which have large populations of Muslims and Tamilians, Indiranagar is a cosmopolitan locality with people from all parts of India living in harmony with each other.
The Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha organizes Music & Dance programs. It also conducts promotional activities, seminars, puppet shows and annual cultural programs like vocal and instrumental music concerts. Sangeetha Sabha constructed Purandhara Bhavan which promotes performing arts, theater and drama. Close to the Sangeetha Sabha one can find the Indiranagar Club spread across 2.5 acres of land. Membership fee is high at 10 lakh rupees and the club boasts of some of the best gym and work out equipment, yoga clubs, tennis courts, basketball ground, billiards tables, an exclusive cards room and a small library. Indiranagar has the Defence Colony Playground, located next to the Defence Colony Children's Park and the Old People's Park; the Defence Colony Park maintained by DECORA is close by. There are three big schools: National Public School, Indiranagar, The Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore and New Horizon Public School within the residential locality, as well as the Sri Rakum School for the Blind.
The Namma Metro Purple Line runs through Indiranagar and has two stations within the neighbourhood – Indiranagar and Swami Vivekananda Road. Indiranagar is well connected to most areas of Bengaluru with the buses of the BMTC, which also maintains a bus depot in the area.
Localities of Indiranagar include HAL 1st, 2nd and 3rd Stages, Michaelpalya, Defence Colony,Jeevanbheemanagar, Kodihalli, Old/New Thippasandra, GM Palya, CV Raman Nagar, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Domlur, Old Airport Road, Ejipura and another very prominent locality is Koramangala that has a direct connectivity to Indiranagar via a multi-lane Inner ring road.
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