Agaram Road – where is it?

I did not come across this road name anywhere. But I was looking up this website that provides you a routemap to locations within in Indian cities including Bangalore. I looked up the routemap from Cubbon Park to Kundalahalli – just for kicks. Imagine my fright when I go past Trinity Circle and do not find the Airport Road and instead find something called Agaram Road. Where’s Airport Road?

What we know as Airport Road starts only after Domlur. And the road that stretches from Trinity Circle to Domlur and continuing as Airport Road is called Agaram Road. The locality where the Command Hospital exists is called Agaram. Don’t believe me? Google for it and find out. I was as amazed by this finding. Some screenshots here should help you understand what I am saying!

The road from Trinity Circle onwards till Domlur … Agaram Road

The road going past Domlur and Indiranagar 100 Ft Road junction … is called Airport Road.

The same road, once you cross Vimanapura and come towards Marathahalli becomes Varthur Road. And it continues past the Outer Ring Road junction and over the Railway Bridge that is being converted into a 6-lane bridge now. Then you come to the signal from where you take the left turn to go towards ITPL. Here is my next surprise. I always believed that this road to the left from the signal was called ITPL Main Road. That is what has been painted on all shop boards and wherever. Come to the map and you see a road that is named Graphite India Road. Graphite India is a landmark near my new home at Brookefields (a.k.a. Kundalahalli) and this road was named after that company. However, now it is being called as ITPL Main Road.

Well – 2 revelations for one evening. I have had enough… :-)

Until next time… Happy Discovering Bangalore!

PS: (copied from a page on the IISc server) THE next time you board a bus at the sprawling Kempe Gowda bus stand at Majesic, stop. For, underneath the grease-stained. concrete was the Subhasnagm Tank. Studying the lay of the land at the Karnataka Golf Association near Airport Road? Well, that’s the Cllallagbat. 14 Lake gone putt! Off to the National Games Village? That would be the Koramangala Lake. And if you are game for some more, Shoolay Tank IS a football stadium, Akki Thimmana, halli is for hockey and the Sampangi Tank is the an Kanteerava Stadium. Knew all these? I didn’t…

5 Comments so far

  1. usha (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

    hm intersting! Like for a long time I didnt know the name of double road was actually Kengal Hanumanthiah Road!

  2. rubic_cube (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    I knew KH Road as KH Road before I came to know it as a Double Road. When I first heard the term “Double Road” I did not even understand it. Later I came to know why it was called Double Road. Another confusion came when I heard about Double Road in Indira Nagar. :-) … Samething happened when I heard about 100 Ft Road in Indiranagar and Koramangala. So many similar named roads in different localities…

  3. SloganMurugan (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

    The draining of lakes requires an whole new post :(

    From Miller’s tank to mathikere. Each one is a big story by itself.

  4. rubic_cube (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 12:51 pm

    Agree @ sloganmurugan

  5. Sudhi (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 8:50 pm

    The whole of Journalists’ Colony behind JC Road was infact Mavalli Kere. And no journo stays there at present! This Maavina Halli aka Mavalli is the place where you find MTR the famous Mavalli Tiffin Rooms.

    The BTM Layout is an abbreviation for Bhairasandra, Tavarekere and Madivala. As I know atleast the last two villages had Keres of their own. Now the area is called Kuvempu Nagara.

    If you happen to travel from Jayanagar 9th Block (Ragigudda) towards Jayanagar 5th Block, the whole of Woody’s, Shanthi Park, Pai Viceroy .. was a Kere again called Marenahalli Kere.

    The JP Nagar was infact was Sarakki, and there was a Kere under the same name.

    More in next mail.

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