About Electronic City, Bangalore
Electronic City – one of the largest electronic industrial hubs in India, was founded by Ram Krishna Baliga, who is also regarded as the father of Electronics City. Electronic City spread over 800 acres of area, was established in 1978 by Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS). It houses over more than 200 IT/ITeS companies including campuses of Infosys, Wipro, TCS, HCL, Tech Mahindra, Biocon among others. The liberalization of the Indian economy during the early 1990s helped Electronic City to become the outsourcing capital of the world. A few residential areas around Electronics City are Maragondanahalli, Neeladri Road, Begur Road, Thirupalya, Doddathoguru, and Ananthnagar. E-City connects to Silk Board through a four-lane 9.985 km long – Hosur Road elevated expressway that was opened to the public on 22 January 2010. This expressway is one of the longest elevated national highways in the country helps a commuter to reach Electronic City from Silk Board in less than 15 minutes.
Highlights of Electronic City
Since the late 90s, Electronic city has been among the major localities of Bangalore that has undergone various changes in terms of commercial and residential development over a period of time. Electronic city is a well-established locality with proximity to all the major areas of Bangalore. It connects to the other areas of the city through Bangalore’s major circuit highway – Hosur road. To travel from Electronic city to any other area of Bangalore, BMTC and many other buses are easily available with intercity and intracity transport services. Electronic City connects to other major areas like Bannergatta Road, Mysore Road, Kanakapura Road, and Tumkur Road by NICE road.
Apart from being known as a major IT hub of Bengaluru, Electronic city is also considered as a self-sufficient residential location with all the amenities. Electronic city has eminent colleges and universities including IIIT Bangalore, Welingkar Institute Of Management Bangalore, PES University, IZEE College, St.Francis De Sales PU College, Suvidya College, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurs, etc. It also houses many top schools of Bangalore such as Sorsfort International School, Treamis World School, Feathertouch International, KLAY Preschool and DayCare, St. Joseph Chaminade Academy and many others.
Electronic City has a tremendous civic infrastructure. From esteemed educational institutions to well-established hospitals to shopping avenues, everything is available here within a commutable distance. It has various shopping complexes and a few Above The Line retail stores namely Metro Cash and Carry, Decathlon, and DMart. E-city also offers sports arenas & fun places such as Footymonks Arena & Play Factory. Apart from that, Electronic City has got a good number of restaurants and themed cafes to hang out with your friends. A few popular restaurants in E-city are The Big Barbeque, Fire Station, Sky Lounge Bar, etc.
With 200 plus IT companies and still growing, Electronic City has been facing rapid growth in the population in recent years. Electronic City has various well-established hospitals within the proximity to address the demand of the increasing population. The list of hospitals in E-city starts with multi-specialty hospitals including Apollo Clinic, Pristyn Care, Springleaf Healthcare, Blossom multispecialty hospital, Srujana Hospital, and Ayurveda hospitals like Holistic Life Care and homeopathy Clinics like Dr. Batra’s Positive Health Clinic Pvt Ltd and physical therapy centers such as Reliva Physiotherapy & Rehab, Sri Lakshmi Hospital, and dental clinics like Partha Dental Hospital & Clove Dental make Electronic city a self-sufficient locality in terms of health care as well.
Apart from mouth-watering food places and fun arenas, Electronic City also has many bars & microbreweries with dance floors for the party lovers. The list of popular party places in Electronic City includes renowned bars such as The Terminus, Mesa Lounge Bar & Coffee Shop, Tap House 2.0 Bar & Kitchen, Strada Kitchen & Bar, Gilly’s Resto Bar, Habbit lounge bar & pub and many others within the vicinity of E-city. For the beer lovers, it has got microbreweries namely 46 Ounces Brewgarden, What the Ale?!, BLR Brewing Co., and La Casa Brewery & Kitchen within the local proximity.
Either it’s Electronic City or any other area of Bangalore, the majority of the working crowd prefer to stay in and around their company offices always. At present, there are approximately 200 plus IT companies located in Electronic City. Hence, to serve such a huge growing number of working crowds, E-City has been undergoing a lot of changes in terms of residential infrastructure since a long time. A few of the popular residential apartment complexes are Godrej Ecity, GM Infinite, Shriram Summitt, Gopalan Gardenia, Prestige sunrise park, Bren Trillium, Salarpuria Sattva Greenage, Ajmera Infinity, etc. As per market studies, the present average residential property rate in Electronic City Phase 1 is around the range of ₹ 1,178 to ₹8,395 per sq. ft.
Coworking Space Options in Electronic City
Hot desk is an on-demand workspace where you can choose any seat in the open area to begin your day and work. Open desks come with a few basic amenities such as wifi, IT support, etc. depending on the nature of the coworking space.
Dedicated desks are ergonomically designed desks at a coworking space that is allotted to you on the day of joining and allow you to work at the same desk every day.
Meeting/ conference rooms are the workspaces specifically designed to meet clients or teams ensuring all the required amenities – from audiovisual equipment, whiteboards, and wifi to food and beverage services. Meeting rooms are provided on either an hourly or daily basis.
Monthly pass of any coworking space provides you free access to the premises for 28 days including amenities as per the policy of the coworking space.
Weekly pass of any coworking space provides you access to the premises and all the common amenities for six days from the day of joining.
Daily pass provides you free access to the coworking space for a day for 8 hours with all the common amenities depending on the coworking space.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Coworking”, as the name suggests, is a concept that is adopted by anyone who does not want to work from home and would rather prefer sharing an office space with freelancers or people from other organizations.
Such workspaces also provide opportunities to socialize and harness the business network through the community and events organized by coworking spaces.
Electronic City has a huge number of coworking space providers than any other locality with a wide range of workspace options that are mentioned below:
- Hot Desk,
- Dedicated Desk,
- Private Cabins,
- Meeting/ Conference Rooms,
- Monthly Passes,
- Weekly Passes, and
- Daily Passes
If you are on a work trip in Bangalore and an office desk is too mainstream for you, then there are several co-working spaces in Electronic City where you can eat, drink and work altogether. In Electronic City, you can get a dedicated desk at an average starting range of INR 5000 to 7000 per seat for a month, and day passes for INR 400 to 500 per seat.
Best party places in Electronic City include a few popular bars such as The Terminus, Mesa Lounge Bar & Coffee Shop, Strada Kitchen & Bar, Gilly’s Resto Bar, Tap House 2.0 Bar & Kitchen, Habbit lounge bar & pub and many others within the vicinity of E-city. For the beer lovers, it has got microbreweries namely 46 Ounces Brewgarden, What the Ale?!, BLR Brewing Co., and La Casa Brewery & Kitchen within the local proximity.