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KR Puram
A straight view of the hanging bridge built on the National Highway 75, right over the Krishnarajapuram Railway station
A straight view of the hanging bridge built on the National Highway 75, right over the Krishnarajapuram Railway station
Krishnarajapuram is located in Bengaluru
Krishna Raja Puram
Coordinates: 12°59′42″N 77°40′48″E / 12.995°N 77.68°E / 12.995; 77.68Coordinates: 12°59′42″N 77°40′48″E / 12.995°N 77.68°E / 12.995; 77.68
Founded byMummadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBruhat_Bengaluru_Mahanagara_Palike
 • Total187,453
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKA-53

Krishnarajapura, commonly known as KR Puram and also called Krishnarajapura, is an outlying neighborhood of Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is one of the zones of BBMP. It is located 15 km from Bangalore City railway station. Old Madras Road passes through Krishnarajapuram. A lake called 'Vengayyana Lake' is in the heart of this area. The Yele Mallappa Shetty Lake near Medahalli, situated just outside the eastern limits of KR Puram, is one of the largest lakes in Bengaluru.

KR Puram is the headquarters of the Bengaluru-East taluk and as such, houses many government offices. It is also a Karnataka Legislative Assembly/State assembly constituency. B A Basvaraja of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was elected as the Member of Legislative assembly from this constituency in the 2013 Karnataka Assembly election,[1] and re-elected in 2018. It is a part of the Bangalore North Lok Sabha constituency.

The area's name has come from Krishnaraja Wadiyar III, who ruled the provincial state of Mysore from 1799 to 1869.[2]


Cable stayed Bridge on Old Madras Road(NH-4), above Krishnarajapuram Railway Station.
KR Puram outer ring road fly over

Krishnarajapuram is located at the junction of Old Madras Road and Outer Ring Road. Krishnarajapuram Railway station falls on the Bangalore - Chennai broad gauge line. The cable bridge on the junction of Old Madras Road and Outer Ring Road was built by Afcons for IRCON and inaugurated the by then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003 Feb and was subsequently declared as the Most Outstanding National Bridge by the Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers.[3][4]


As of 2001 India census,[5] Krishnarajapuram had a population of 187,453. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Krishnarajapuram has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 71%. In Krishnarajapuram, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Media related to Krishnarajapura at Wikimedia Commons

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  3. ^ "Cable Stayed Bridge at Krishnarajapura". Afcons. Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  4. ^ "K R Pura bridge is India's best". The Times of India. Hubli. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.