Monday, November 29, 2004

Double trouble in Bangalore

Double trouble in Bangalore

Deccan Herald

You could land up at the wrong place even if you have the right directions in Bangalore, because a number of places have the same name.

There are two places called Byatarayanapura, for instance, both located on the outskirts of the City. One is in North Bangalore on Bellary Road on the way to Yelahanka. The other is in South Bangalore on Mysore Road. Imagine somebody’s plight if he or she were to land at the wrong place. He would have to travel right across the city to arrive at the right place.

There are two Dasarahallis. One of them is situated on Tumkur Road, often called Peenya Dasarahalli to distinguish it from the other Dasarahalli, which is Agrahara Dasarahalli on Magadi Road.

There is a Kothnur in J P Nagar 9th phase, a Puttenahalli near Bommanahalli and a Hulimavu on Bannerghatta Road, all located in South Bangalore. Places with the same names - Kothnur, Puttenahalli and Hulimavu are also found around Hennur Main Road beyond Ring Road.

There are two places named Guttahalli. One is Palace Guttahalli opposite Palace Grounds and the other is Gavipuram Guttahalli, near the historical Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple.

There is one Begur on the way to Anekal on Hosur Road and another Begur (T Begur) after Nelamangala on Tumkur Road. There are two circles in the city with the same name - Bhashyam Circle. One is near the Corporation swimming pool at Sadashivanagar and the other is in Rajajinagar IV Block.

So the next time you go to a new place, make sure there is no other place with the same name. And if a place has more than one name, ensure that you are heading towards the right one.


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