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Bengaluru: A drive from Baiyappanahalli on Old Madras Road, via KR Puram, leads to Bengaluru’s eastern periphery-Whitefield. Known as the city’s oldest tech corridor, where the International Tech Park was set up in the 1990s, the suburb is dotted with high-end gated enclaves and shopping malls.
The drive is dusty and slow during office hours. Nonetheless, many commuters found relief when the Whitefield-Challaghatta Purple Line of Bengaluru Metro opened up this year. It connected the eastern and western parts in a 76-minute ride.