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Bangalore - Mysore in 90 Minutes

For those who've been spending about four hours everyday in the clogged Bangalore-Mysore traffic, there is good news: Recently the Peripheral Raod has been opened for the 9 Km stretch after much controversy.

Road-widening work on the 141-km state highway has been progressing at a fast pace, with the project slated for completion a full six months ahead of schedule. And the road, designed to take vehicles at 100 kmph, will reduce travel time between Bangalore and Mysore to a mere 90 minutes.

Presently, the quickest way to travel between the two cities is by an express train, which takes two-and-a-half hours.

Upcoming Road Projects

85-km Bangalore-Mulbagal, six-lane between KR Puram and Hoskote, 4-lane up to Mulbagal (Rs 400 crore)
Four-lane 157km Nelamangala-Hassan, 4 km will be elevated, the remaining 15.5 km will be six-lane (Rs 620 crore)
9 km flyover along Hosur Road leading to Electronic city, which is ezpected to begin by April 2005 and estimated to take 30 months for completion.

Jayadeva Underpass
Airport Road Main Flyover
Four loops of Airport Road Flyover
Anand Rao Circle Flyover
Bowring Hospital, KSP Renovation
Magadi Road - Chord Road Flyover
Hi-Tech City Corridor Road

International Airport Project

After a decade of hiccups, of waiting for clearances, of overcoming hurdles, including political ones, Bangalore’s international airport became a reality. The International Airport project, after a series for roadblocks became operational on May 24, 2008.


  • - Area: 4,050-acre plot in Devanahalli, 30 km Bangalore
  • - Airport project cost: Rs 1,925 crore
  • - State’s share: Rs 350 crore
  • - Passenger capacity: 11.4 million per year
  • - Additional jobs: 1,000 jobs per million passengers
  • - Cargo capacity: 1.4 lakh tonnes per year
  • - First phase by : April 2008
  • - Some Interesting feature proposed in the new International Airport are
    - Large upmarket shopping areas
    - Multi cuisine restaurants
    - Play areas and day care centres

Innovative Film City near Bidadi

The people who brought the Innovative Multiplex theatres to Bangalore have brought the Film City project with movie production facilities of International standards, entertainment zone, and technical expertise related to films & sound and film training institute. The Innovative Film city was inaugurated on 18 January 2008. This project aims at giving a major boost to tourism industry, film industry & entertainment industry in Karnataka.

The fascinating feature of this mega project are :

# Innovative Film City will entertain a crowd of 6 million visitors every year
# 25 mega attractions will make Innovative Film City an irresistible destination
# The film city will offer a massive parking facility with a capacity of over 5000 vehicles.
# Apart from the regular offering, the Innovative Film City experience will be customized exclusively for VVIP and VIP guests.
# The film city will also have provision for an exclusive helipad.
# The film city will be bordered by the busy 6-lane Bangalore-Mysore highway on one side, and a super-express highway on the other.
# The Department of Tourism & Information will operate public transportation from all over Bangalore right to the film city.
# The film studio, film institute, mock sets and various film shoots will make Innovative Film City a star attraction in itself, playing host to a galaxy of eminent film personalities
# The film city will have a huge Food Court, Live shows, Dinosaur Land, Cartoon City for Kids, Aqua Kingdom, Mini Golf, Film Insititute and many more exciting attractions.

for more details check their website - http://www.innovativefilmcity.in

Apparel Park in Doddaballapur

Spreading cheer in the new year is karnataka's garment industry. about 30 km from the city, between Yelahanka and Doddaballapur, work is under way to establish a Rs 33-crore Apparel Park. More than half of the cost of Apparel Park project will be borne by the Centre. The Karnataka Government and other investors will contribute the rest. To push the sector further, the state is working overnight to put in place an Apparel Exports Policy. It is expected that Apparel Parks will generate huge employment for the weaker sections and semi-skilled workers in the city where there are about 1,500 garment units of different sizes. Moreover, garments are among the top three commodities/ services exported from the state. The entire project is expected to be completed in the next 12 months with 108 integrated garment manufacturing units -- each of them having at least 400 sewing machines and over 50,000 people are expected to be employed by the industries coming up in the park. The director-general of the national institute of fashion technology has indicated that they would be keen to establish a cell within the park to provide technological inputs to the units, operate a design studio and provide training to managerial personnel of the industries. In addition, apparel leather techniques (alt), located on Sarjapur Road, which provides training to the industry workforce, is interested in establishing a training institute, if land is made available at a nominal rate. This park will be of international standard, as some of India's largest Apparel exporters are from Bangalore and most International brands like Nike, Reebok, Levis, Gap etc source their apparel from here. Garment exports from the state are at Rs 3,000 crore. thanks to the establishment of this park, in the next five years it will grow up to Rs 10,000 crore. While the IT industry employs only technically sound white-collared workers, Biotech is not labour-intensive. Under the circumstances, it is karnataka's apparel sector -- employing around 3 lakh women -- which will help alleviate unemployment. One of the highlights of the park will be a dormitory-type working women's hostel to accommodate 500 women. the good news is that most countries want to shift their manufacturing base to Bangalore. Korea, Japan and Italy are finding it uneconomical to manage their domestic garment industry due to high labour costs and Bangalore is likely to seize that opportunity.

High Tech City

The State Government, close on the heels of the assurances made to the information technology (IT) sector nearly two months ago, has set the ball rolling for forming a High-Tech city exclusively for the IT and Biotechnology (BT) sectors on the outskirts of Bangalore. It is said that the high-tech city, which will be the first of its kind in the country, will have several facilities including those for water treatment and disposal of solid waste and sewage.

It is understood that the plans for establishing the high-tech city were ready, and the novel proposal was awaiting Cabinet approval. The implementation of the project was expected to begin in about a month, and the high-tech city would be ready in about six months. The project would be executed by the Bangalore Development Authority on a no-profit, no-loss basis.

It is learnt that the high-tech city will not only provide land for IT and BT firms but also adequate space for residential accommodation for their employees. Shopping complexes and facilities for entertainment will be built in the city.

A six-lane expressway, connecting the Bangalore airport with the Electronics City on Hosur Road, will be constructed to reduce the travel time from two hours to 20 minutes. IT professionals and clientele of IT firms will not have to go to Bangalore downtown on arrival at the airport. The high-tech city would be located on either side of the expressway, between the Belandur area (periphery of Marathahalli) and the Electronics City, and would be spread over 1,070 acres of land. The cost of the project had been estimated at Rs. 400 crores.

The BDA would invite applications from IT and BT firms, and they would have to specify their land requirement soon after the commencement of the project. The applications would be processed to ensure that the land sought matched their requirements. IT firms would be allotted land for setting up units and provide residential accommodation for their employees. While 1,070 acres of land had been earmarked for the high-tech city at present, there was scope for expansion. The coming up of the high-tech city was expected to considerably ease the pressure for accommodation in some southern parts of Bangalore. As known to thw world, Bangalore is home to more than 1,400 global and domestic information technology firms.

It appears that the ball has started rolling faster than expected. A subsidiary of South Korea's LG Group announced the launch of a fully-owned unit in India's high-tech capital Bangalore to offer software services for companies overseas.

Byung-Chul Jung, president and chief executive officer of LG GNS Global, said its Indian unit would offer specialised services such as software application development and systems integration for global firms. He said the company will invest some two million dollars in the first development phase and recruit 130 people.

Health Care

The Healthcare Task Force of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in partnership with corporate companies and utility providers, is planning to come out with a “joint action plan” to improve infrastructure facilities in Bangalore.A comprehensive plan isl being chalked out identifying priorities for the development of infrastructure. The aim is to improve the standard of living in Bangalore by promoting public private partnership, on the lines of Bangalore Agenda Task Force (BATF),.

The plan is to take up development in broad categories: Emergency Management System, Disaster Management System and Infrastructure Development. Under Emergency Management System, a common platform of the city-based hospitals, both government and private hospitals, will be set up, wherein patients will get a “quick” and “quality” service. To begin with priority will be given for accident care, heart attack, stroke and unscheduled delivery, he explained. Similarly, an efficient disaster management system will be put in place to meet with any exigency caused by both natural and man-made disasters.

With multiplex theatres, large corporate houses and amusement parks cropping up, there is an urgent need for an efficient disaster management system for Bangalore, it was observed. Besides, the Task Force is planning to join hands with Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP), Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and other utility providers.

Bangalore Housing

As is well known that Bangalore is the most sought after city in India, it has outgrown the expectation & imagination of its erstwhile planners with regard to Housing and incurred upon itself a plethora of problems.

In the previous five-year plans of the Governments, Housing as a basic need, was not given the required priority needed for a fast growing city like Bangalore.. It was the seventh five year plan that took the first step in this direction by promoting housing finance. Both the KHB and BDA have not gone far in achieving a viable solution to the surmounting housing crisis. and as such, once calm and serene locates have metamorphosised into noisy polluted zones.

With Bangalore witnessing an IT boom in the last decade and with numerous MNC's setting base in the megalopolis, the craze for housing continues with speculating real estate prices and prices of apartments, sites sky rocketing. Bangalore being initially planned for radial development has few concentrated zones with all the hustle-bustle being restricted only to them in close scrutiny, it is observed that areas such as Yelhanka, Sarjapura, Jayanagar, Whitefield etc., have potentialities of satellite development.

While Bangalore continues to greet its visitors with salubrious climate, cosmopolitan lifestyles, bush greenery and a terrific blend of traditional and modern architecture, the need for Housing continues at an even greater pace.

To assit our visitors with more information on Property Developers we have provided the links to their websites below, including Foreign players and Multinational consultants in the Real Estate playground.

Aishwarya Shelters
Aisshwarya Group

Akme Projects
Brigade Group
Concorde Group
C B Richard Ellis
Colliers International
Cushman & Wakefield
Duo Associates
Embassy Group
Equis India
Ferns Builders
G G Properties
H M C Constructions
Hinduja Developers
Ittina Group
Jones LangLassalle
J R Housing Developers Ltd
Kristal Housing
Kristal Apartments
K Raheja South
Manjunatha Land Developers
Mantri Housing Ltd.
Oceanus Dwellings
Ozone Properties
Prestige Constructions
Pramuk Promoters
Raja Housing.
Ranka Group
Rohan Builders
Salarpuria Group
Sobha Developers
Sterling Developers
Tata Housing

Total Environment
Vaswani Group

Imagine Bangalore being included with the three most sought after cities of the world and being referred as London, Paris, New York and Bangalore.....Wow cant' wait that to happen !



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