Is Hope Farm, Whitefield safe for my wife ?

#1 Jul 27th, 2012, 18:53
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Hey wonderful people,

I never knew there was a forum dedicated especially to people travelling across India. This is a great find. Thanks to the guys who founded this site.

Getting to my query, I hail from Mumbai and am an animator. I very recently got hired by an animation studio at ITPL, Whitefield and I start my job in the first week of August. I had visited Bangalore last week for a couple of days for house hunting. After some tense time, I found a decent enough apartment at Hope Farm at Whitefield in a layout, that seemed good and also fit into my budget. I will be shifting with my wife and I'm quite apprehensive about the safety of the area. From what I could gather, it seems to be safe as per the would-be-neighbors but I still have some doubts about it. The place appears a bit remote as there aren't any shops on the main ITPL-Whitefield road. I want my wife to be safe when I'm away at work. After being in Bangalore for 2 days, I reckon that a lot of places there are quite remote and it is not a factor that hampers too many people as the lifestyle there is a lot different than from Mumbai.

Apart from this, it would be great if you can guide me on locating places of general interest like, grocery stores, general stores, medical stores, etc and the like, that are accessible from my area.

Much thanks in advance and keep rocking
#2 Jul 27th, 2012, 23:16
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As long as its an apartment complex, it should be fine. No disturbance at all here.

As you go towards ITPL, you will see a big bazaar on your left hand side - grocery shopping is now taken care off.

If you go from hope farm towards Whitefield road (varthur road) you will see a lot of food joints. There is forum value mall there for mall window shopping.

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Thanks a lot for the information, Gautam. That would be of great help to me surely.

I've been wondering how to arrange for a gas cylinder at my residence there, and what would be the documents that I would have to furnish for the same. Are there any power outages known to happen in Hope Farm area ?

Thanks yet again for all the help !
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Originally Posted by coolbird22 View Post Thanks a lot for the information, Gautam. That would be of great help to me surely.

I've been wondering how to arrange for a gas cylinder at my residence there, and what would be the documents that I would have to furnish for the same. Are there any power outages known to happen in Hope Farm area ?

Thanks yet again for all the help !
Apart from the above requirement, it would be great if anyone here can provide a suggestion as to which internet service provider provides a good service in the said area. I've been over the broadband forums for Bangalore and there are a lot of mixed reviews for all of them. Some insight would be of great help
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Originally Posted by coolbird22 View Post I've been wondering how to arrange for a gas cylinder at my residence there, and what would be the documents that I would have to furnish for the same. Are there any power outages known to happen in Hope Farm area ?

Thanks yet again for all the help !
In case you are moving from one state to another, you need to submit your gas connection in state A, get a receipt from them for transfer, go to state B search for the same vendor nearest to your place, show that transfer document & voila.

In case of a new connection, you can ask your neighbors on the nearest gas agency details. Approach them and request them for a new connection. They tried to sell me a 2 burner gas stove along with a new connection which i refused as i already had 2 of them at my place - so be aware.

Documents required: Rental agreement, DL, voter ID etc.

Most apartments have power backup so check if that helps you. Else if the power backup is only provided for the common area and not the house, you may need to buy an inverter. Check for first few days and then decide if an inverter is required. We are talking about an investment of approx 10k depending on your usage.

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Originally Posted by coolbird22 View Post Apart from the above requirement, it would be great if anyone here can provide a suggestion as to which internet service provider provides a good service in the said area. I've been over the broadband forums for Bangalore and there are a lot of mixed reviews for all of them. Some insight would be of great help
Best is to ask your neighbors feedback. For me airtel works - PERIOD
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Originally Posted by coolbird22 View Post Apart from the above requirement, it would be great if anyone here can provide a suggestion as to which internet service provider provides a good service in the said area. I've been over the broadband forums for Bangalore and there are a lot of mixed reviews for all of them. Some insight would be of great help
We have Tata Docomo and I can't say I recommend it. We pay for a 10mbps line, but speed hovers between 1 and 2. If you complain, speed is restored... but it only lasts for a week tops.
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Wow, that was a really detailed information that you provided, Gautam. Thanks a lot. I will reach Bangalore on 3rd. Scared and excited. Damn!
Thanks for your input, Desiexpat. I'll check out the options I have, and post it here, if I find a better option.
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Originally Posted by coolbird22 View Post Wow, that was a really detailed information that you provided, Gautam. Thanks a lot. I will reach Bangalore on 3rd. Scared and excited. Damn!
Thanks for your input, Desiexpat. I'll check out the options I have, and post it here, if I find a better option.
No need to worry. Share your query here, someone will try to help out.

Best of luck
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Hey

Just popping in to say this is useful info. I found the post while searching the Internet for renting apartments here. My husband's getting a job at ITPL and we're planning to move in the same area as well. coolbird, did you get your place through a broker? The husband is planning to visit next week and do some house hunting then. We've been on Sulekha and flats without brokers but I'm beginning to think you wouldn't get a real feel of the apartments without visiting. Especially the stuff like approach roads and things. Any tips or advice? We'll be moving next month from Bombay.

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