Ramamurthy Nagar

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Ramamurthy Nagar

ರಾಮಮೂರ್ತಿನಗರ

Ramurthynagar
RM nagar bridge.jpg
RM Nagar Main road.jpg
Tcpalya.jpg
Sa temple.jpg
Koshy.jpg
Varanasi lake.jpg
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
Location of Ramamurthy Nagar, shown in red, in Bangalore
Coordinates: 12°58′N 77°34′E / 12.967°N 77.567°E / 12.967; 77.567
Country India
State Karnataka
DistrictBangalore Urban
MetroBangalore
ZoneMahadevpura
Wardsno.25, 26, 51, 52,54, 55 & 56
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
560016
Telephone code91-80
Vehicle registrationKA 53
Lok SabhaBangalore North
Vidhan SabhaK R Puram

Ramamurthy Nagar (Kannada: ರಾಮಮೂರ್ತಿನಗರ, [ɾːɱʊrʈɪnəɡəɾ] (About this soundlisten)) 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[1] 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.

After the drainage pipes were laid in 2013, BBMP has laid roads in all the areas which were previously untarred. Currently Ramamurthy Nagar is provided with BWSSB Cauvery water connection.[2]

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.[3] 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
25 Horamavu 95,368 17.32
26 R M Nagar 47,358 7.3
51 Vijnanapura 46,159 2.1
52 K R Puram 35,168 4.8
54 Hudi (exclave) 50,191 15.3
55 Devasandra 33,946 3.52
56 A Narayanapura 43,443 2.1
Source: BBMP ward info[4]

History[edit]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7] The Sewage were guided to a pit.[8] The region came under BBMP in 2008 and drastic development took place.[9]

Panoramic view of Ramamurthy Nagar bridge
Panoramic view of Ramamurthy Nagar bridge

Climate[edit]

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.[10] 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).[11] 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).[12][13] 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.[11] 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.[14]

Climate data for Bangalore
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.8
(91.0)
35.9
(96.6)
37.3
(99.1)
38.3
(100.9)
38.9
(102.0)
38.1
(100.6)
33.3
(91.9)
33.3
(91.9)
33.3
(91.9)
32.4
(90.3)
31.7
(89.1)
31.1
(88.0)
38.9
(102.0)
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
30.2
(86.4)
32.9
(91.2)
35.8
(96.4)
33.3
(91.9)
29.4
(84.9)
28.1
(82.6)
27.5
(81.5)
28.3
(82.9)
28.0
(82.4)
27.0
(80.6)
26.2
(79.2)
29.4
(84.9)
Average low °C (°F) 15.3
(59.5)
17.2
(63.0)
19.6
(67.3)
21.8
(71.2)
21.5
(70.7)
20.2
(68.4)
19.8
(67.6)
19.6
(67.3)
19.7
(67.5)
19.4
(66.9)
17.7
(63.9)
16.0
(60.8)
19.0
(66.2)
Record low °C (°F) 7.8
(46.0)
9.4
(48.9)
11.1
(52.0)
14.4
(57.9)
16.7
(62.1)
16.7
(62.1)
16.1
(61.0)
14.4
(57.9)
15.0
(59.0)
13.2
(55.8)
9.6
(49.3)
8.9
(48.0)
7.8
(46.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.8
(0.07)
7.9
(0.31)
7
(0.3)
40
(1.6)
110.2
(4.34)
89.1
(3.51)
108.9
(4.29)
142.5
(5.61)
241
(9.5)
154.5
(6.08)
54.1
(2.13)
17.5
(0.69)
974.5
(38.43)
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[15][16]
Source #2: NOAA (humidity and sun: 1971–1990)[17]


Lakes[edit]

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.[18]

  • 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.

view of Varanasi Lake
Panoramic view of Varanasi Lake in Ramamurthy Nagar

All the above-listed lakes are in bad condition. Jayanthinagar Lake and Kowdenahalli Lake are covered with weeds and algae.[19] Kowdenahalli Lake has been subjected to rampant encroachments and sewage inflow.[20][21] 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.[22]

Places of worship[edit]

Sri Sundara Anjaneya Swami Temple
Holy Family Church

Temples[edit]

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.[23]

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.

Churches[edit]

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.

Mosques[edit]

There are a few mosques in Ramamurthy Nagar, like the Makkah-Masjid-Ahle-Sunnath-Ul-Jamath, Jamia masjid, Masjid-e-Nirman, Touhid Mosque & Illahi.

Transportation[edit]

Rickshaws on a sharing basis seen on T.C.Palya road entrance

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.

Rickshaws[edit]

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.

Metro[edit]

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.

Buses[edit]

BMTC runs a good fleet of buses to Ramamurthy Nagar, connecting it with all the important business districts in the city.

Ramamurthy Nagar bus route -schematic diagram
Origin Via Bus numbers
KBS (Majestic) T.C.Palya Road 301F,315DN, 315T[24]
KBS (Majestic) Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn. 300C, 300H,315D, 315H, 315K, 315L, 315P, 315U[25]
Shivajinagar T.C.Palya Road 301E[26]
Shivajinagar Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn. 300E, 300F, 300K, 300P, 300T,311, 311C, 311F[27]
K. R. Market Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn. 313B, 313D, 313F, 313L[28]
Domlur Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn. MF-9,315U[29]
Electronic City Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn. 500H[30]
ITPL B Channasandra Underpass. 506A, 500QK, 601, V-502G[31]
Intnl. Airport [KIA] B Channasandra Underpass. KIAS-8[32][33]
Manyata Tech Park Ramamurthy Nagar Police Stn. 507[34]
Random Kalkere Main road 303A,[35] 301G,301D,303G,[36] 301[37]

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.

Civic administration[edit]

Politics[edit]

D. V. Sadananda Gowda is the current MP for(Bangalore North)

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.


Wards[edit]

Ramamurthy Nagar Wards[1]

Ramamurthy Nagar has a total of seven wards spread across. It has one of the exclaves of Hudi ward while other wards are partially inside it. None of the wards are fully inside Ramamurthy Nagar.


Ward no. Ward name Corporator[38]
25 Horamavu[39] Radhamma[40]
26 Ramamurthy Nagar[41] Padmavathi S.[42]
51 Vijnanapura[43] S Raju[44]
52 K.R.Puram[45] K Poornima[46]
54 Hudi[47] Hariprasad AC[48]
55 Deavasandra[49] M N Srikanth[50]
56 A.Narayanapura[51] V Suresh[52]

Post office[edit]

Ramamurthy Nagar post office is located on the first floor above Iyengar Bakery in 10th main across the RM Nagar main road. The pin code for the area is 560016.

Post Office above 10th main Iyengar Bakery
New Police station constructed near the RUB

Police station[edit]

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.[53]

Hospitals[edit]

Koshys Hospital
K L Hospital

Ramamurthy Nagar has a wide range of medical specialties practiced through these prominent hospitals

Hospital Name Location Speciality
Koshys Hospital Raghavendra Nagar, T.C.Palya Road Surgery[54]
Sri Sai Eye Hospital Dooravani Nagar, RM Nagar Main Road Eye
Ayur Vaid Hospital Hoysalanagar, T.C.Palya Road Ayurvedic[55]

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.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b E3 Subdivision of Bangalore Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, Feb, 27, 2014
  2. ^ Water Supply Problem in 2013, Sep,03,2013
  3. ^ Dry borewells cripple Ramamurthynagar, Mar,20, 2012,
  4. ^ "BBMP ward details" (PDF).
  5. ^ History of Ramamurthy Nagar
  6. ^ Residents living in fear of snakes, Oct,28,2011
  7. ^ Dry borewells cripple Ramamurthy Nagar
  8. ^ Main concern of Ramamurthy Nagar residents in Bangalore dec,29,2010
  9. ^ History of Ramamurthy Nagar Feb,28,2014
  10. ^ "Rise in temperature 'unusual' for Bangalore". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 18 May 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2007.
  11. ^ a b "Bangalore". India Meteorological Department, Government of India. Archived from the original on 8 July 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2007.
  12. ^ Amaresh, Vidyashree (10 May 2006). "Set up rain gauges in areas prone to flooding". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 16 December 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2007.
  13. ^ Ashwini Y.S. (17 December 2006). "Bangalore weather back again". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 4 December 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2007.
  14. ^ Sharma, Ravi (5 November 2005). "Bangalore's woes". The Frontline. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
  15. ^ "Bangalore Climatological Table 1971-2000". Indian Meteorological Department. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  16. ^ "Extremes of India" (PDF). Indian Meteorological Department. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Bangalore Climate Normals 1971–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  18. ^ Lakes in Ramamurthy Nagar Map Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Will Kowdenahalli Lake be a lifeline?, 15 May 2012
  20. ^ Encroachments rampant amid renovation in Bangalore, 7 May 2011
  21. ^ BBMP gets 3-month deadline to clear lake encroachment, 18 Dec 2013
  22. ^ Fish kill in Kalkere pond
  23. ^ Ramamurthy Nagar Sundara Anjaneyaswami Temple details
  24. ^ BMTC Buses from Majestic to TC Palya Road, Feb,27,2014
  25. ^ BMTC Buses from Majestic to Ramamurthynagar Police Stn., Feb,27,2014
  26. ^ BMTC Buses from Shivajinagar to T.C.Palya main road., Mar,26,2014
  27. ^ BMTC Buses from Shivajinagar to Ramamurthynagar Police Stn., Feb,27,2014
  28. ^ BMTC Buses from K.R. Market to Ramamurthynagar Police Stn., Feb,27,2014
  29. ^ BMTC Buses from Domlur to Ramamurthynagar Police Stn., Feb,27,2014
  30. ^ BMTC Bus to Electronic city from Ramamurthy Nagar, Mar,09,2014
  31. ^ BMTC Buses to ITPL from Ramamurthy Nagar, Mar,09,2014
  32. ^ BMTC KIAS Bus to Ramamurthynagar Via B Channasandra Underpass, Feb,27,2014
  33. ^ Bus service to Airport
  34. ^ BMTC Buses to Manyata Tech Park from Ramamurthy Nagar, Mar,09,2014
  35. ^ BMTC Buses from KBS to Ramamurthynagar via Kalkere main road., Mar,26,2014
  36. ^ BMTC Buses from Shivajinagar to Ramamurthynagar via Kalkere main road., Mar,26,2014
  37. ^ BMTC Buses from KR Market to Ramamurthynagar via Kalkere main road., Mar,26,2014
  38. ^ List of all Bangalore Corporators Archived 28 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine Mar,3,2014
  39. ^ Horamavu ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
  40. ^ Horamavu ward details feb,27,2014
  41. ^ Ramamurthy nagar ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
  42. ^ Ramamurthy Nagar ward details feb,27,2014
  43. ^ Vijnanapura ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
  44. ^ Vijnanapura ward details feb,27,2014
  45. ^ K.R.Puram ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
  46. ^ K.R.Puram ward details feb,27,2014
  47. ^ Hudi ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
  48. ^ Hudi ward details feb,27,2014
  49. ^ Devasandra ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
  50. ^ Deavasandra ward details feb,27,2014
  51. ^ A.Narayanapura ward infrastructure Mar,3,2014
  52. ^ A.Narayanapura ward details feb,27,2014
  53. ^ Ramamurthy Nagar Police Station details
  54. ^ Koshys Hospital, Mar,06,2014
  55. ^ Ayur Vaid Services, Mar,06,2014

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