by Zainab Bawa · 1 November 2012
The MLR Convention Centre is situated in Mahadevpura. Should you take an auto or a taxi or ask for directions on the road when driving, it is advisable to say Mahadevpura, or Mahadevpura Post to be more precise.
You can reach MLR Convention Centre from either from K R Puram side, or from ITPL, depending on which direction you are coming from.
If you come from K R Puram side, the landmarks to watch out for are:
1. Whitefield Honda Showroom
2. Bimal Maruti Showroom (on your right. You are about a kilometer or so away from the venue from this point.)
3. Phoenix Market City (on your left)
4. VST Tillers and Tractors (on your left)
After VST tractors and tillers, take the immediate left and continue straight down, until about 750 meters or till you reach the end (where you see the railway line). MLR Convention Centre is the last building on your right.
If you come from ITPL, watch for the Brigade Metropolis building on your left. Skip the right after Metropolis and take the second right turn. Continue into the right turn until about 750 meters or till you reach the end (where you see the railway line). MLR Convention Centre is the last building on your right.
At the entrance of the lane where the MLR Convention Centre is situated, there is a prominent signboard for CounterCulture. The MLR Convention Centre signboard is smaller and less significant. Also, the signboards of shops on the main road will say Garudacharpalaya. You are in the right area.
If you come from Old Madras Road or the Old Airport Road, you can turn left at the Kundalahalli Gate. Some of the landmarks on your way from here are Hyper City Mall, Dominos Pizza, ITPL DND Road and Brigade Metropolis.
You can also take the Metro until Byappanahalli. MLR Convention Centre is about 8-9 kms from the metro station.
For those planning to commute via BMTC buses, there are a number of air-conditioned volvo buses (red in colour) as well as non-AC buses which go to ITPL from various parts of the city. From ITPL, you can take a rickshaw. If you are on a bus from ITPL, get off at Garudacharpalya and cross the road. Look for the Counter Culture signboard. If you are coming by bus from KR Puram, get off at Garudacharpalya bus stop. The stop is right at the junction where the Counter Culture signboard is. People coming from other parts should take a bus on the ring road and get off at “Tin Factory”. From here, switch to a bus heading towards ITPL.
The routes to Whitefield, irrespective of whether you are coming from K R Puram side or from the Outer Ring Road, experience heavy traffic after 8 AM. We advise you to plan your travel so that you start for the venue around 7:30 AM and reach the venue in time for registration and the keynote session. At this time, it will take you about 45 minutes to reach the venue. If you start later than 8:00 AM, it can take up to 1.5 hours to reach the venue. We will have some breakfast at the venue.
One last pointer: the MLR Convention Centre shares its premises with the Brigade School. This is another landmark to watch for.
The address of the venue is:
MLR Convention Centre
Dyvasandra Industrial Layout
If you are lost or need directions, please call Mr. Prasanna Kumar (+91 88613 01788), Manager, MLR Convention Centre or Mr. Kiran Kumar, Associate Manager (98800 85365).