Insights Into Neighbourhood
Yelahanka New Town is an area in Bangalore with a rich heritage and a history of more than 500 years. It was primarily a residential area in the northern periphery of Bangalore city at one point of time but with the set up of the Bengaluru International Airport near Devanahalli, the town has experienced the required facelift. The locality has a number of lakes like Yelahanka, Attur and Allalasandra Lake. The major roads connecting Yelahanka New Town are Bellary road, Hebbal Flyover and MG Road. Also, a 6‐lane elevated road between Hebbal and Yelahanka bypass is proposed to facilitate smooth traffic to and from International Airport. Yelahanka station is the nearest railway station to the place. The locality also houses the Rail Wheel Factory (formerly Wheel & Axle Plant), Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Gogo International, Federal-Mogul Goetze (India) Limited (formerly Escorts Mahle Goetze), Ranflex India Pvt. Ltd. and Hobel Flexibles Inc. Apart from this, a 12000 acre Information Technology Investment Region (IITR) is coming up at Devanahalli, which is in close proximity to Yelahanka New Town. This project has attracted some of the renowned corporates such as Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, TCS etc. Over 55 multinational IT companies have signed up their interest in IITR. Also, Aerospace Park is being developed near Devanahalli on 252 acres. To boost the development of Yelahanka New Town, KSIIDC has proposed commercial development on a 309‐acre land and the Government of Karnataka has proposed the entertainment park, ‘Space City’ along the lines of Disneyland.