It’s hard to believe that till 1907 Whitefield was home to just about 130 residents. This old British outpost has now made a complete turnaround and is well on its way to becoming the leading commercial and residential hub of Bangalore,” the” place to be.
This village-turned-suburb-turned-city remained a quaint settlement till about the 1990s when the IT boom hit Bangalore. Since then, it has become a major IT hub and home to numerous IT Parks, international chains of 5-star hotels, world-class hospitals as well as malls and international schools.
This is THE new place to be in, especially with the latest infrastructural developments taking place, including the Namma Metro project. The metro will cater to the transport needs of Whitefield under its Phase 2 and will form an extension from Byappanahalli to Whitefield with 13 stations in-between.
Aside from being a great boon for road-users and the frequent traffic congestions experienced on Old Madras road, the project is also slated to improve the supply of piped water. The BWSSB has been granted Rs.1000 crores for various projects including supplying water to areas in eastern Bangalore, which covers Whitefield too.
In fact, people in eastern Bangalore are already beginning to feel some of the benefits of the new infrastructural development. While work on the Namma Metro is progressing fast, so is the road expansion. Two critical roads leading to Whitefield – the KR Puram-Graphite India stretch and the Jayadeva Institute-Central Silk Board stretch are both undergoing expansions and piling work in connection with Namma Metro.
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The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited has finished erecting 30 pillars out of 579 pillars needed and work is progressing fast. It has also finished laying 1,100 of the 3,600 pile and pile caps needed along the 15.5 km route. The metro line is slated to run parallel to the Whitefield Main Road before turning right at Hoodi to join Kundalahalli. It will again run parallel to the main road at ITPL before taking left at Hoskote Road and stopping near the Kadugodi police station.
Though it’s projected to finish within 27 months, work might finish earlier considering the speed of progress. The Old Airport Road is also simultaneously undergoing development with underpasses planned at HAL, ISRO and Kundanahalli gate junctions.
With all this development going on, real estate rates are bound to shoot upwards in and around Whitefield, making this the right time to buy into ready-to-move-in projects. Take a look at the luxurious ready to move in Fortius Waterscape homes that are conveniently located near Whitefield.