Bangalore in 2012

If its's happening here in Namma Bangalore.

Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in India. Bangalore has attracted people, companies, tourists and multinationals towards it. The massive changes that the city has witnessed clearly show that the city has developed rapidly. The population of the city is also increased vigorously due to migration of people from other parts of country. This has indeed reduced the population of kannadiga’s
Along with the population the city has also seen great improvements to its roads, highways and other infrastructure. With just 3 years being away from home, I can see that several flyovers have come into existence making the traffic and travel easier. But still, the problem of traffic congestion still exists in Bangalore.
Several measures/projects which stand/stood in the way of Bangalore give me immense happiness towards the development of the city.

Bangalore Metro Rail Project ( Namma metro)

International airport at Devanhalli (recently construction got over)
Some Interesting feature proposed in the new International Airport are
Large upmarket shopping areas - Multi cuisine restaurants - Play areas and day care centres Just have a glance at the airport.!!!

Innovative Film City
The people who brought the Innovative Multiplex theatres to Bangalore two years ago are currently working towards a Film City project with movie production facilities of International standards, entertainment zone, and technical expertise related to films & sound and film training institute. This project aims at giving a major boost to tourism industry, film industry & entertainment industry in Karnataka.

Brigade Gateway’ located at Bangalore is a residential project developed by Brigade Group.
Brigade Gateway, covering 40 acres that stretch from Malleswaram to Rajajinagar, will be the first lifestyle enclave in Bangalore. It was exclusively designed by H.O.K., New York. (International industry surveys rank H.O.K. amongst the world's leading architectural firms.)

Before Completion

After Completion

Mumbai Based Property Developers B Raheja Builders has launched Their maiden Residential Project in Bangalore, Centrally located in up-market Rajmahal Vilas, Dollar Colony

The 6 towers of 20 floors each, stand amidst 11 acres of landscaping, Water, Fauna, Pebble paths, Natural stones, simplicity of design and wide-open spaces - Pebble Bay at Rajmahal Vilas, Dollars Colony in Bangalore. Dollars Colony is surrounded with sophisticated villas that make for uninterrupted, yet pleasant views from the towers of Pebble Bay. The garden podium with 9 water bodies, an orchard and zero access to vehicles with facilities for sports, entertainment, meditation, or plain relaxation.
Spacious apartment with no protruding columns and beams.
Large Expansive windows for greater cross-ventilation and natural light.
Hardwood flooring in the Master Bedrooms, vitrified flooring in Living Room.
Italian marble in all the Toilets with duravit/Toto sanitary ware and Hansgrohe/Toto fittings. Geysers, Italian marble Counter Tops with Teak Wood Storage Cabinets.
Pre-fitted designer kitchen cabinets with Chimney and Hob.
Split A/C piping in each room.
Video Door Intercom.
Concealed copper electric wiring and fans provided in each room.
Entrance lobbies with double-height.
Mitsubishi / Fujitec high-speed elevators.
Exclusive Children’s play area.
Open-air amphitheatre.
Party rooms and BBQ grills.
Jogging track and work-out area.
Fully Equipped gym.
Swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Basketball, Tennis, squash courts and Billiards, table tennis rooms.
Supermarket and ATM

Just like my dream[:)]
Introducing Prestige Shantiniketan:

A townscape placed in one of the most envied areas in the city - Whitefield. Filled with 105 acres of fresh, green spaces, it is a haven that promises to offer you the best in cosmopolitan lifestyles. From an expansive residential precinct, the Business Center to the Forum Mall, a world-class convention center and a five-screen multiplex- all this exquisitely designed and laid out amidst rolling greens.


Soul Space Developers are setting up two malls in Bangalore for which the estimated completion date is May 2009 namely:

1) Soul Space Arena - Near Akme Ballet, Outer Ring Road - 3,35,000 Sft
2) Soul Space Spirit - Bellandur Gate, Outer Ring Road - 2,92,000 Sft

Gopalan Enterprises is constructing around 3 malls

· It is facing the main Bannerghatta Road, which has a width of 80 ft road, giving it easy accessible road
· The immediate surrounding locality is very prospective and has IT Companies, such as Oracle, Accenture & residential projects of builders like Mantri Developers, Ansals among others

Signature Mall - Old Madras Road (3 Lakh Sft). Expected to open by mid 2009.

Innovation Mall - Bannerghata Road (1,80,000 Sft). Expected to open in 2009.

Arch Mall - Rajarajeshwari Nagar Expected to open in early 2009.

Out of which the construction of Innovation mall is close proximity to my house.
Phoenix Mills Ltd has announced its first mixed-use retail-led destination in Bangalore, Phoenix Market City, to be located at Whitefield, at an investment of Rs 645 crore.
The construction of the 29.54-lakh sq. ft mall has commenced from February 2008, said Mr Tony Ward, Chief Operating Officer – Leasing, Phoenix Mills Ltd. It is expected to be ready by January 2010.

Project Snapshot
Total Land Area 9,29,000 sft
Total Retail Area 17,00,000 sft
Office Area 5,00,000 sft
Hotel Room 236 nos 6,30,000 sft
Hotel Retail Area 1,200 sft
Entertainment Area 18,000 sft
F & B Area 60,000 sft
Multiplex 55,000 sft
Service Apartment 174 nos 60,000 sft
Night Club 12,000 sft
Parking Area for Main Mall (Mall+Hotel+Service Apartments) 3,000 nos 10,70,000 sft

It looks like a ‘city within a city'[:)]

The MBD Group will launch MBD Zephyr, a mixed-use lifestyle destination entailing luxury hotel, luxury retail and premium retail and entertainment in Bangalore.MBD Zephyr is the first of its kind mixed use development in India which will interpret the concept of luxury in three defined categories: luxury hotel, luxury retail, premium retail and entertainment.
The Luxury retail area would target brands like Gucci, Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton to name a few.While, the premium retail area would target brands like Debenhams, Zara, Mango, Marks & Spencers and Body Shop.Bangalore is the third in the MBD Group's portfolio of mixed-use development in the country.

Several other infrastructure projects are coming on the way to Bangalore as follows:
1. Hindhuja realty ventures have proposed to construct a Software park in Yelahanka which is near to the International Airport. Its construction is expected to start in 2 to 3 months.
2. Bangalore Water supply and Sewarage Board (BWSSB) has also come up with several projects for the betterment of environment and society.
3. Improvement in BMTC services
4. Introducing many Volvo type buses at reasonable cost
5. More flyovers and underpasses are expected to make traveling both within the city and from outside more comfortable.

If things move in the right direction, Bangalore 2012 will be truly a city of the future where everyone wants to live. And life will be more comfortable, at least in terms of transport. But if infrastructure projects continue to become victims of political bickering, the Silicon City is sure to be more chaotic.


Sriram said...

hey very much informative post..

pooja05 said...

I think u ll soon ve a mall-to-mall tour on[:)]

Anonymous said...

The real estate is one sector that features as one of the most badly hit sectors following the global economic meltdown. Especially in developing countries like India, where real estate was going great guns, so to say, faced a steep downfall following the recession and inflation. Especially in the metros and the developing cities like Bangalore, real estate suffered dearly as the demand for the residential units, though increasing became a pent up demand. The badly hit economy particularly the IT sector that has a strong foothold in Bangalore, and the high rates of interest in home loans made the demand for residential units go down or at best become a pent up demand. It is believed that once the situation stabilizes the demands would start surfacing. Another very problematic issue that the real estate dealers are facing is that patrons of the currently booked flats are not willing to pay the original price that they had agreed on but the current price that is less than the original amount owing to the current economic condition. Not only the residential units but the commercial properties like the hotels in Bangalore have also naturally seen a drop in their occupancy. The ITC hotels in Bangalore that registered the highest occupancy, as high as 83%, have been forced to cut down on their tariffs by almost 20% as the occupancy has also gone down by 20%. On the contrary, the business hotels in Bangalore are surviving the tough times as the number of business travelers has not been affected as hard as the umber of leisure hotels. The budget hotels in Bangalore have seen a hike owing to the obvious reasons.

Anonymous said...

these are some good multi cuisine restaurants in bangalore...try these if u have time
restaurants i found in an bangalore classifieds

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