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|Clockwise from top: RM Nagar Railway bridge, TC Palya Mainroad, Koshy's Hospital, Varanasi Lake, Sundar Anjeneya temple, RM Nagar Main Road|
Location of Ramamurthy Nagar, shown in red, in Bangalore
|Wards||no.25, 26, 51, 52,54, 55 & 56|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||KA 53|
|Lok Sabha||Bangalore North|
|Vidhan Sabha||K R Puram|
Ramamurthy Nagar (Kannada: ರಾಮಮೂರ್ತಿನಗರ, [ɾːɱʊrʈɪnəɡəɾ] (listen)) is an area in Bangalore in Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in the north-eastern part of Bangalore and comes under E3 subdivision of BBMP. It is a rapidly growing suburb, adjacent to other areas such as Banaswadi, CV Raman Nagar and Krishnarajapuram, also officially called Krishnarajapura.
Ramamurthy Nagar today is near the outer ring road and close to four important railway stations: Krishnarajapuram, Baiyappanahalli, Banaswadi and B. Channasandra.
Ramamurthy Nagar has many layouts, namely Garden Street Layout, Akshayanagar, Muneshwara Nagar, Bovi Colony, Pragathi Layout, Hoysalanagar, Dr Ambedkar Nagar, and Gundappa Layout.
Hospitals; Manipal and Koshy's and many schools are strategically located in Ramamurthy Nagar.
Large scale real estate development in Ramamurthy Nagar is causing damage. The Gangadhar Kere (Kaudenahalli Lake) is being encroached, destroying an area formerly rich in flora and fauna. Most of the borewells which were drilled in the earlier days have dried up. Like the newly developing areas, there are no areas for gardens and parks.
Ramamurthy Nagar's 7 wards overview
|Ward No.||Ward Name||Population(2011)census||Land area in sq km|
|26||R M Nagar||47,358||7.3|
|52||K R Puram||35,168||4.8|
|Source: BBMP ward info|
During the mid-1980s, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) had developed some of the areas in north-east Bengaluru like OMBR Layout, HRBR Layout, Kasturi Nagar and East of NGEF Layout. The region beyond that was Ramamurthy Nagar, which was mainly farmland. In the mid- and late 90s the IT boom paved the way for the growth of Bengaluru and this also influenced the growth of East Bengaluru. In the vicinity of these well planned BDA layouts, Ramamurthy Nagar became a desirable place to live. This area is not developed by the BDA. The farmers converted their farms into layouts and sold the sites to interested buyers which soon became home for the bank employees, ITI staff employees and later software professionals by mid-2000. The BDA developed layouts had all civic amenities, and the growth of these layouts influenced the growth of Ramamurthy Nagar to the great extent, both residentially and commercially.
Since Ramamurthy Nagar was farmland with moist soil, and many snakes living there. With the increased residential settlement, the snakes have slowly disappeared due to the loss of their habitat.
Until the early 2010s, there were not many tarred roads. Streetlights were few. Water connection was nonexistent. Borewells and water tankers were the only source for water. On drilling borewells, water was available by 300 feet. The Sewage were guided to a pit. The region came under BBMP in 2008 and drastic development took place.
Under the Köppen climate classification, Bangalore including Ramamurthy Nagar itself experiences a tropical savanna climate (Aw) with distinct gangs and the villain here. Due to its high elevation, a more moderate climate throughout the year is experienced, although occasional heat waves can make summer somewhat uncomfortable. The coolest month is December with an average low temperature of 15.4 °C (59.7 °F) and the hottest month is April with an average high temperature of 36 °C (97 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded is 38.9 °C (102 °F) (recorded in March 1931). The lowest ever recorded is 7.8 °C (46 °F) (recorded in January 1884). Winter temperatures rarely drop below 12 °C (54 °F), and summer temperatures seldom exceed 37 °C (99 °F). Receiving rainfall from both the northeast and the southwest monsoons ; the wettest months are September, October and August. The summer heat is moderated by fairly frequent thunderstorms, which occasionally cause power outages and local flooding. The heaviest rainfall recorded in a 24-hour period is 179 millimetres (7 in) recorded on 1 October 1997.
|Climate data for Bangalore|
|Record high °C (°F)||32.8
|Average high °C (°F)||27.6
|Average low °C (°F)||15.3
|Record low °C (°F)||7.8
|Average rainfall mm (inches)||1.8
|Average rainy days||0.2||0.5||0.8||3||6.9||6||7.4||10||10.3||7.9||3.9||1.6||58.5|
|Average relative humidity (%)||60||52||45||51||60||72||76||79||76||73||70||68||65|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||262.3||247.6||271.4||257.0||241.1||136.8||111.8||114.3||143.6||173.1||190.2||211.7||2,360.9|
|Source #1: Indian Meteorological Department|
|Source #2: NOAA (humidity and sun: 1971–1990)|
Ramamurthy Nagar was historically filled with lakes. It was surrounded by a single water body which today is split up as Kalkere, Maragondanahalli, Kithanagur and Yellamma lakes (aka Yele Mallappa Shetty Lake). Today the Ramamurthynagar BBMP map shows a total of four lakes.
- Jayanthinagar lake
- Kowdenahalli Lake, aka Gangadhara Kere
- Kithaganur Lake, Good Lake
- Varanasi lake (lake in Varanasi area)
There was a fifth lake which recently dried up and is less known as Umrah Kitaganur Lake. It was located approximately 300 meters north of Bhattrahalli Lake and Garden City College.
All the above-listed lakes are in bad condition. Jayanthinagar Lake and Kowdenahalli Lake are covered with weeds and algae. Kowdenahalli Lake has been subjected to rampant encroachments and sewage inflow. Kithanagur lake is drying up. While Varanasi Lake looks healthy, temporary encroachments (huts) and garbage accumulation can be seen along its edges. BBMP has fenced all these lakes with barbed wire to avoid residential encroachments, but have failed to rejuvenate the lakes. Ill maintenance of the lakes has led to stagnant water pockets which are a breeding spot for mosquitoes. Water contamination by nearby industries has killed up to 40,000 fish.
Places of worship
There are many temples in Ramamurthy Nagar. The Sri Sundara Anjaneya Swami Temple in NRI layout, built in 2008, reflects the Orissa temple style architecture. The temple is open from 7am to 12pm and from 5pm to 9pm.
Others include Shree Shiva Shakthi Ganapathi Devasthana, Lakshmi Venkateshwara, Kanaka Vinayaka, Shaneshwara, Anjaneya, Renuka Yellamma, Ankamma Devi, Eshwara, Maha Munishwara, Ganesha, Shiva Shakthi, Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, Devi Yellamma, and Siddhi Vinayaka temples.
Ramamurthy Nagar's well-known church is the Holy Family Church located on the RM Nagar road near Ramamurthy Nagar main bus stop. This Catholic church, which was built in 1973, is one of the oldest churches in North Bangalore. Its atmosphere is not so quiet due to its presence on the busy noisy main road.
St. Mary's Church is a Syro Malabar Church, located by Varanasi Main Road (near Sree Rama Gas Agency Godown) of Ramamurthy Nagar. On 15 August 2008, Bangalore Archbishop raised the fellowship into a parish. The Vincentian Congregation gladly took their pastoral leadership.
St.Josephs Orthodox Syrian Church is a Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church which was a part of St. Thomas Orthodox Maya Edavaka. It became an independent church on 2 April 2017 by HG Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, Bishop of Bangalore Diocese. Now there are more than 60 families in the church, and it has a vicar as its main priest. The church is located in Kasturinagar.
Other churches include Bridge Church, The Pentecostal, Church of the Jesus Christ, David Memorial, Silolem, ABC church, Kadesh Nak Seo, Zion Sungnam, and End time age deliverance.
There are a few mosques in Ramamurthy Nagar, like the Makkah-Masjid-Ahle-Sunnath-Ul-Jamath, Jamia masjid, Masjid-e-Nirman, Touhid Mosque & Illahi.
Ramamurthy Nagar has two important main roads, T.C Palya main road and RM Nagar main road, which are its lifeline. It is well connected with the entire city in terms of transportation.
Ramamurthy Nagar is one of the few places in Bangalore where auto rickshaws run on a sharing basis. This is mostly seen all along T.C. Palya road where one commuter shares the fare with other passengers.
The nearest metro station, Baiyappanahalli, is 4 km away. This is a Purple Line metro connecting the hub of Bangalore. In the upcoming phase II expansion of the Purple Line metro, Ramamurthy Nagar will have access to two more stations: Jyothipura and K.R. Puram. The Krishnarajapuram railway station, an important railway junction in Bangalore, is 1 km away and is soon proposed to be a station for Bangalore Commuter Rail.
BMTC runs a good fleet of buses to Ramamurthy Nagar, connecting it with all the important business districts in the city.
|KBS (Majestic)||T.C.Palya Road||301F,315DN, 315T|
|KBS (Majestic)||Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn.||300C, 300H,315D, 315H, 315K, 315L, 315P, 315U|
|Shivajinagar||Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn.||300E, 300F, 300K, 300P, 300T,311, 311C, 311F|
|K. R. Market||Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn.||313B, 313D, 313F, 313L|
|Domlur||Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn.||MF-9,315U|
|Electronic City||Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn.||500H|
|ITPL||B Channasandra Underpass.||506A, 500QK, 601, V-502G|
|Intnl. Airport [KIA]||B Channasandra Underpass.||KIAS-8|
|Manyata Tech Park||Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn.||507|
|Random||Kalkere Main road||303A, 301G,301D,303G, 301|
The metro feeder bus helps in connecting with the metro stations of the purple line. Buses to airport and ITPL are available only at B Channasandra stop which is near Ramamurthy Nagar bridge. KIAS (Kempegowda International Airport Shuttle) connects Ramamurthy Nagar to the Bangalore Airport.
Ramamurthy Nagar is placed in K R Puram Assembly constituency (Vidhana Sabha) led by MLA B.A. Basavaraj. K R Puram in turn comes under Bangalore North (Lok Sabha constituency) led by MP D. V. Sadananda Gowda who was also the ex Chief Minister of Karnataka. During the general elections 2014 D. V. Sadananda Gowda contesting through BJP won with 52.91% majority defeating C. Narayanaswamy of INC. MLA B.A. Basavaraj contesting through INC won the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 2013 from K R Puram by a margin of 24001 votes defeating N S Nandiesha Reddy of BJP.
|Ward no.||Ward name||Corporator|
|26||Ramamurthy Nagar||Padmavathi S.|
|55||Deavasandra||M N Srikanth|
Ramamurthy Nagar police station was earlier located on the busy RM Nagar main road. The newly constructed police station is now near the SAIL yard on the way to Road under bridge. It comes under the jurisdiction of East division DCP of Bangalore city and K.R.Puram division ACP.
Ramamurthy Nagar has a wide range of medical specialties practiced through these prominent hospitals
|Koshys Hospital||Raghavendra Nagar, T.C.Palya Road||Surgery|
|Sri Sai Eye Hospital||Dooravani Nagar, RM Nagar Main Road||Eye|
|Ayur Vaid Hospital||Hoysalanagar, T.C.Palya Road||Ayurvedic|
Ramamurthy Nagar has ample number of Clinics and Nursing homes across. The availability of medicine is fulfilled by the in house pharmacy of these hospitals and many prominent local pharmacy.
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- BMTC Buses from Majestic to TC Palya Road, Feb,27,2014
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- BMTC Buses from Shivajinagar to T.C.Palya main road., Mar,26,2014
- BMTC Buses from Shivajinagar to Ramamurthynagar Police Stn., Feb,27,2014
- BMTC Buses from K.R. Market to Ramamurthynagar Police Stn., Feb,27,2014
- BMTC Buses from Domlur to Ramamurthynagar Police Stn., Feb,27,2014
- BMTC Bus to Electronic city from Ramamurthy Nagar, Mar,09,2014
- BMTC Buses to ITPL from Ramamurthy Nagar, Mar,09,2014
- BMTC KIAS Bus to Ramamurthynagar Via B Channasandra Underpass, Feb,27,2014
- Bus service to Airport
- BMTC Buses to Manyata Tech Park from Ramamurthy Nagar, Mar,09,2014
- BMTC Buses from KBS to Ramamurthynagar via Kalkere main road., Mar,26,2014
- BMTC Buses from Shivajinagar to Ramamurthynagar via Kalkere main road., Mar,26,2014
- BMTC Buses from KR Market to Ramamurthynagar via Kalkere main road., Mar,26,2014
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- Vijnanapura ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
- Vijnanapura ward details feb,27,2014
- K.R.Puram ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
- K.R.Puram ward details feb,27,2014
- Hudi ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
- Hudi ward details feb,27,2014
- Devasandra ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
- Deavasandra ward details feb,27,2014
- A.Narayanapura ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
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- Ramamurthy Nagar Police Station details
- Koshys Hospital, Mar,06,2014
- Ayur Vaid Services, Mar,06,2014
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