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Jalahalli - The Story of a Peripheral Market Transformed by Namma Metro
13/06/19

Until 2005, Jalahalli was the last known suburb of the North-Western region of Bangalore. Jalahalli was only significant to the metropolis because of its proximity to the Peenya Industrial Area, the Air Force station and the Yeshwanthpur Railway station. The first is one of Asia’s largest industrial areas, while the last is the city’s second largest railway station. Jalahalli is flanked by Jalahalli East, Jalahalli West, Dasarahalli, Nagasandra, Peenya, Peenya Industrial Area and BEL.

History and Green Cover

Jalahalli has been home to major Indian PSUs such as Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) since the early ’80s. These PSUs have held large areas of land in the region and have fortunately taken good care of the infrastructure of the region. Therefore, Jalahalli remains one of Bangalore’s less congested, open and green areas. An estimated 25% of the region is covered by greenery. Thankfully, the only similarity between Jalahalli of the yesteryears and Jalahalli of today is the region has been able to maintain its identity by retaining its greenery despite witnessing large scale urbanisation. Jalahalli also has a number of parks and green spaces. The Hesaraghatta Main Road which serves as a great cycling trail also makes for a great drive, depending on one’s preferences.

Seamless Connectivity Aided By Namma Metro

Jalahalli’s moment of recognition came with the launch of the Namma Metro. The Metro completely transformed the region as it was able to connect far lying areas of Jalahalli, Chikkabanavara, and Nagasandra to the centers of Bangalore. One could board the train from Jalahalli or Dasarahalli and reach Mantri Square, Majestic, Lalbagh, JP Nagar, KR market and Mysore via the Green Line. Similarly, the central areas of M.G. Road, Indiranagar, Baiyappanahalli and many others are easily accessible on the Purple Line within an hour’s time. Previously, one had to take a bus to Majestic and then take another connecting bus to reach their destination. The Metro transformed the region’s connectivity for good which is further aided by the city’s BMTC buses, autorickshaws and app-based cabs (Ola, Uber, etc). Also, AC buses to the airport are available round-the-clock. Further, Jalahalli Cross in Jalahalli is located on NH 4 which connects Mumbai and Pune to Bangalore and Chennai. While the NICE road which can be taken to travel to Mysore (Electronic City, Mysore Road in Bangalore), and Old Madras road are 5-8 minutes away from Jalahalli Cross. A KSRTC bus stand for inter-city travel is located in Peenya.

Cheaper Land Rates Driving Residential Projects

The USP of the region of Jalahalli would be the availability of land at cheaper rates. Before, the advent of the Metro, urbanisation had largely ignored this region. As a result of which land rates in this region remained much cheaper than other suburbs of Bangalore. The Metro fixed the region’s connectivity and attracted a large number of residential project developers. Gradually, as Jalahalli’s improved connectivity reduced the travel time to the office hubs of Rajajinagar, Manyata Tech Park and Kirloskar Tech Park, more homebuyers have moved to the surrounding far-lying suburbs. A number of affordable housing projects have also come up in the region in response to the growing demand. Vaishnavi Gardenia by the Vaishnavi Group is one of the several residential developments that have come up in Jalahalli. The premium project is spread across an area of 8 acres and offers 1, 2 and 3 BHK apartments. Further, the apartment complex also offers a range of luxury and daily amenities to serve the needs of its residents. Some of the amenities in the gated community are sports facilities, multipurpose room, clubhouse, rain-water harvesting, landscaped gardens, swimming pool, children’s play arena, and a gymnasium among others.

Social Infrastructure

The region of Jalahalli is blessed with a wide range of social infrastructure. Esteemed educational institutions such as Sapthagiri Engineering College (8 km), Sapthagiri Medical College (8.5 km), Acharya Institutes (10 km), Orchid International School (10 km), Cluny Convent (8 km), Kendriya Vidyalaya (8 km), Ashok International Public School (3 km) and Institute of International Media Studies (1 km) among others. Hospitals such as Sapthagiri Medical Hospital (8.5 km), People Tree (3 km), BEL Hospital (7 km), Eskay Healthcare (5 km), Columbia Asia (6 km) are also located close by. Office hubs such as Manyata Tech Park (13 km), Kirloskar Tech Park (14 km) and the Peenya Industrial Area (4 km) are located a short drive away. The Kempegowda International Airport (37 km) is accessible via Hebbal (13 km). Malls & marketplaces like Orion Mall, Vaishnavi Sapphire, Rockline Mall are also located in close proximity. The Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) which hosts a number of national and international events, conferences and concerts are located a kilometer away from Jalahalli. The world-renowned ISKCON temple is located 4 km from Jalahalli. A number of vegetable markets are located nearby where people from nearby villages come to sell fresh, home-grown vegetables which are available at cheaper prices.

In Conclusion...

Jalahalli is attracting a lot of interest in homebuyer circles owing to the advantageous location and the seamless connectivity it offers at affordable rates. The Namma Metro has vastly improved the connectivity of the region and has, in turn, brought all major centers of the city closer to it. Additionally, Jalahalli’s proximity to nature has attracted homebuyers who like to live in open spaces with minimal congestion and traffic. This is going to further enhance Jalahalli’s chances of being the future homebuyer’s next destination.