Here to win the residential race

Here to win the residential race

A relatively new locality, Sahakar Nagar has grown mostly due to the concerted efforts of its residents. Suja Natarajan takes stock of the area's real

Here to win the residential race

Hidden away from the City’smania is one of the prime localities of North Bengaluru –
Sahakar Nagar. Well-planned layouts, proximity to the International Airport and accessibility to Outer Ring Road (ORR) and NH-7 through Bellary Road are some of the few factors that have made Sahakar Nagar such a sought-after residential area.

Back in the 1980s, a co-operative society was formed to assist the employees of the Ministry of Communication. Thus, the employees of the Post and Telegraph (P&T) Society were among the early residents of the area. With an area of 600,000 acres, Sahakar Nagar comes under the BBMP wards of Kodigehalli and Byatarayanapura, and is surrounded by prime neighbourhoods such as Hebbal, Vidyaranyapura, Thindlu, and Kempapura. With proximity to tech parks and other major commercial landmarks, Sahakar
Nagar has emerged as a hot residential and commercial destination.

Development index
As one of the major residential sectors of Bengaluru, Sahakar Nagar has emerged as a well-planned layout with good connectivity and vast spaces. Unlike other layouts, the resident welfare association of Sahakar Nagar took charge of developing the area. Most of the employees of the P&T sector were either retired or on the verge of retirement, looking to settle down in a peaceful colony. Many amenities such as electricity and roads were introduced quickly, thanks to the concerted efforts by the residents association.
While the layout saw sluggish growth due to the non-availability of Cauvery
water connection, it picked up after the completion of water connection in 2012. Also, the growth at Sahakar Nagar saw its peak when the International Airport
commenced its operations in 2008. Previously, a layout housing only individual houses has now given way to several apartment complexes due to a massive growth in the area, resulting in shortage of space.

Connectivity factor
Sahakar Nagar enjoys excellent connectivity with access to ORR and Hebbal
Flyover, making it a preferred location in North Bengaluru. Other key areas of
Bengaluru are connected through the Dasarahalli Main Road, Rajiv Gandhi
Nagar Road, NH-7 and Bellary Road. While the City Railway Station is 12.5 km from Sahakar Nagar, the International Airport is at a distance of 24 km.

Social infrastructure
Sahakar Nagar has proximity to some of the popular educational institutions in
Bengaluru like National Institute of Fashion Arts and Design, Ryan International School, Canadian International School, Trio World Academy, Maplebear Canadian Preschool, Serra International Playschool, Impact College of Engineering and Eurokids.
Some of the leading healthcare centres in the locality include Columbia Asia
Hospital, Aster CMI Hospital, Cloudnine Clinic, Sri Sai Northside Hospital and Motherhood Hospital. Esteem Mall, Big Bazaar and Elements Mall are among the several popular retail and entertainment outlets in and around Sahakar Nagar. Prominent banks, including Canara Bank, Corporation Bank, Andhra Bank, United Bank of India, State Bank of Mysore and Kotak Mahindra Bank, are also located in the area. Major landmarks here include Bhupathi Tennis Village, National Center for Biological Sciences, Ganesh temple and Sai Mandir.

Emerging trends
Wide roads, good connectivity, vast area with a well-planned layout and a decent social infrastructure have increased the realty demand for the area. The increase in the rise of IT-ITeS companies situated in and around Hebbal and the presence of IT parks in the vicinity has given rise to several midscale and upscale apartment complexes.
The locality’s real estate prices saw a peak in 2012 and 2013 due to the commencement of the International Airport’s operations a few years ago.

According to experts, the average apartment price for a multi-storey apartment in the locality is Rs 5,758 per sq ft, while the average rent for a two-BHK
residential apartment is Rs 14,200 per month. The average rate for a residential house is Rs 5, 878 per sq ft and a residential plot is Rs 63,247 per sq yard. Given the many factors working in its favour, it’s hardly surprising that Sahakar Nagar appeals to so many home seekers. Given the growing employment avenues in the adjoining areas, there has been an increase in the demand for residential units here, and trends indicate that they will continue to do so.

Resident speak
‘A good place to reside in...’
I have been residing in Sahakar Nagar since 2009. A lot of development has started since my stay here. Roads have improved and almost all brands of shops and leading restaurants are available in Sahakar Nagar.
Many social and cultural activities like Nage habba and Cyclathon are arranged regularly, making it a good place to reside in.  Also, proximity to Gandhi Krushi Vignana Kendra (GKVK), which has ample greenery, is an added benefit.
Sahakar Nagar has easy access to the City as it is next to NH-7. Since there is no vast empty land surrounding this area, there is no fear of this locality growing and causing traffic congestion later on. It’s a quiet and calm area to reside in.
But the haphazard parking by residents on main roads tends to clog the traffic. The morning and evening traffic jam at Hebbal flyover is another critical issue that bothers residents of this area.
Veerendra Mallikarjuna

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