Electronics City is one of India's largest electronic industrial parks, spread over 332 acres in Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur villages, just outside Bangalore. It houses more than a hundred industries, including IT industry leaders such as Wipro, Hewlett-Packard, Infosys, Patni Computer Systems, CGI, Siemens, Yokogawa Electric etc.
The Electronics City was the brainchild of R.K. Baliga, the first Chairman and Managing Director of Keonics, Karnataka Electronics. He dreamt of making Bangalore the Silicon Valley of India when he developed the concept of Electronic City. He did not live to see his dream materialize (he died in 1988). The liberalisation of the Indian economy in the early 1990s by the then Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and then Indian Finance Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh helped Electronic City to become what it is todaythe outsourcing capital of the world.
In 1997, the maintenance and upkeep of Electronic City was handed over by Keonics to ELCIA, the Electronics City Industries Association, having representatives from units in the enclave, for effective local governance and management. Electronic City, now has 3 phases, Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. While Phase I is completely to the western side of Hosur Road, Phase II lies on either side. With the development of Electronics City Phase 2, many more companies have set up shop here and this has led to enormous strain on the connecting roads from Bangalore.In November 2004 the government decided to construct a 9 kilometer long expressway to enable smoother traffic flow.The country's longest expressway was open for public on 22 Jan 2010, which eased the traffic as expected.
Information about Electronic City has been categorized in the neighbourhood portal ECity Bangalore. About Electronic City, Map, Companies, Schools, Hospitals, Buses, Banks, Hotels, Real Estate and other shops and services are listed in the portal.
The ten-laned mixed corridor elevated highway from Silk Board Junction to Electronic City was opened on 22 Jan 2010. The 9.985 km long expressway is the longest elevated national highway in the country. This elevated stretch, promises to help a commuter reach Electronic City from Silk Board in less than 15 minutes. The highway or Hosur Road, also has some buildings of some major IT players like BOSCH, Sasken, Convergys etc, along with showrooms of major auto manufacturers like Volvo, Audi, BMW, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, General Motors, etc.
Some of the Educational institutes in Electronic City are:
- ACTS Group of Institutions
- BTL Institute of Technology
- Brookfield High
- Christ Academy
- IFIM B-School
- NTTF - Nettur Technical Training Foundation
- SIRS - Sunrise International Residential School
- Noble Institute of Education Society
- International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore
- International school of business and research
- SFS School and College
- TREAMIS World School
- CDAC - Formerly NCST
- Ebenezer International School
- Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management
- Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School)
Some of the companies in Electronic City are:
- 3M India
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
- CGI Group
- Fanuc India
- General Electric
- GE Fanuc Systems
- HCL Technologies
- Hinduja Global Solutions Limited
- Infosys Technologies Limited
- Mahindra Satyam
- Patni Computer Systems
- Siemens Information Systems Limited
- Tata Consultancy Services
- Timken India Limited
Churches in Electronic City
CSI Tamil Church called CSI Worship Center - Hosur Road, Bangalore. Meets on every sunday at 9 AM. Address: St. Mary's High School & Junior College, Garvebhavipalay, Near Ozone Manay Tech Park, Bangalore 560068. Supported by Trinity & Eaton Church of Karnataka Central Diocese.
Distance from Electronic City to Mysore Road is 27.6 km and travel time is around 33 min via NICE Ring Road. Distance from Doddanekundi to Electronic City is 24.5 km and takes around and takes around 38 min via NH44 and Hosur Road. Distance from Electronic City to Embassy Manyata, Nagavara is 40.2 km and travelling takes around 1 h 15 min via NH44. Distance from Infosys, Electronics City to Forum Bus Stop, Koramangala is 13.6 km and travel time is around 22 min via Electronic City Flyover and Hosur Road. Distance from Kalasipalayam to Electronic City is 17.6 km and takes around 50 min via Hosur Road.
Distance from Electronic City to Kanakapura is 58.6 km and travelling takes around 1 h 15 min via NH48 and NH948. There are quite a few Bus Servies early morning when compared to late night services in Bangalore.
Distance from Jaya Nagar 9th Block - East End to Hebbagodi, Bommasandra is 17.3 km and travelling takes around 33 min via Electronic City Flyover.
Water Park in between 10 km near Electronic City, Banglore -