Marathahalli is a fast developing suburb in the Bangalore city of Karnataka. The name 'Marathahalli' is derived from the word 'Maruti' which is the name of the Hindu deity- Hanuman. The major reason for the population growth in this area is its proximity to the largest technology cluster of Bangalore i.e Whitefield which abodes EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park) & ITP-B (International Tech Park– Bangalore). The EPIP is one of the country's first Information Technology Parks and ITP-B houses offices of many IT and ITES companies. The location also enjoys excellent connectivity to major MNC’s like Hindustan Unilever, Britannia, HP, Cap Gemini, Tata Elxsi, ITPL, Brigade Tech Park, Bhoruka Tech Park and many more. The much anticipated Namma Metro Rail Project by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will soon connect Whitefield with other locations in the city. Intersected by Asian Highway 43, Varthur Road, Marathalli Outer Ring Road and ITPL Main Road, Marathahalli also enjoys strong roadway connectivity with its neighboring areas. Marathahalli is at close proximity to the Old Airport and the new International airport near Devanahalli. Various shopping malls like The Forum Value, Phoenix Market City, Park Square Mall and Inorbit Mall exist in the vicinity.