1924 Bangalore Map

by Guruprasad

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1924 map of  Bangalore.
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Where are all those lakes now?
Dharmambudi tank is Majestic bus stand. Sampangi tank is Kanteerava stadium. Challaghatta lake is Golf course.
All the tiny lakes are eaten up by real estate developers, thanks to generations of corrupt govts.

Notice that only Malleshwaram, Chamrajpet & Basavanagudi were the well formed layouts. Rest of the city was in a mess.
This city was never planned to be a metro and the planning shows it..
In fact, Mysore was a much better planned city.
The area named PETTA (left side of sampangi lake) was the actual city within walls and is now called the old city area (Avenue road, Chikpet area)

Dumlur (Domlur) & Koramangala did not even belong to the city and were tiny villages :)

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