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It was a slum area with a significant crime rate. Recent construction development projects in the surrounding area has resulted in many new buildings. Located there is the tent cinema hall, Manjunatha, which is a main source of entertainment in this area dating from the 1990s. The films are predominantly in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu languages, and include adult films. Public transport is provided through Bus Route 269 which travels to the Main Bus Station in Bangalore.