M G Road, Bangalore

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Coordinates: 12°58′26″N 77°36′43″E / 12.973801°N 77.611885°E / 12.973801; 77.611885

M.G. Road during the metro rail construction.
M.G. Road in 1950.

Mahatma Gandhi Road also known as M.G. Road is a road in Bengaluru, India. It runs east from Trinity circle at one end to Anil Kumble circle at the other. Known as South Parade in pre-independence era, it was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Road on 26 February 1948.[1]

M. G. Road is also one of the busiest roads in the city and is lined on one side with retail stores, food outlets and restaurants. It has many office buildings, shops and theatres. It is also a home to many buildings and banks. There are two Metro stations on M. G. Road, the eponymous station and Trinity.

Presently, the M.G Road Boulevard is being reconstructed after construction of the MG Road Metro station was completed and services launched on 20 October 2011.[2] The Bangalore Metro line that runs through MG Road, connects the eastern part of Bengaluru with the west.

Location[edit]

Bangalore CBD, M G Road before construction of metro rail

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gandhi Road in Bangalore". Indian Express. 26 February 1948. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Metro commuter base gets traction". DNA. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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Bangalore’s rise to fame started when the British, after conquering the state of Mysore from the valiant Tipu Sultan, made it a cantonment town. The heart of all the action was South Parade which was renamed to 'M.G. Road' after independence.

MG Road GamiFYI'd : explore then South Parade as a treasure hunt