Bengaluru is regarded as the IT Capital of the country but do you know it is also one of the most popular historical and happening cities in India. Apart from its pleasant climate the IT Capital has a bunch of interesting and mind-blowing facts. As an inhabitant of the city you might not be aware of below mention facts. Let us walk together through some of them.
1. Bengaluru has the maximum numbers of two-wheelers in the world
The total number of registered motor vehicles on Indian roads was recorded at approx. 182 million in March 2013. The figure for the entire city two-wheelers is 52 lakh. However the number of two-wheelers in Hyderabad is estimated to be 47.8 lakhs and that of Chennai is 42.5 lakh.
2. Highest number of engineering colleges in the world
This fact will not be a surprise to anyone that the IT Capital of India is home to approx 242 companies including top MNC’s such as Microsoft, Sony , Accenture and many more.
Bengaluru has 21 engineering colleges, which is highest in the world in any given city.
3. First city in India to have electricity
In 1906, Bangalore became one of the first cities in India to have electricity from hydropower, powered by the hydroelectric plant situated in Shivanasamudra. The building in City Market was the honoured recipient of first electricity.
4. Suicide capital of India
Bengaluru is India’s suicide capital. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, at least 35 in every 100,000 people in Bangalore commit suicide. Experts say most suicide cases in the city are related to stress; its citizens are unable to cope with Bangalore's quick growth. If you walk into Bangalore's leading hospitals, you will find a large number of patients suffering from stress-related ailments.
5. Birth of Rava Idli
During the Second World War, rice was in short supply and this made it difficult for MTR to make idlis. According to MTR, they experimented with using semolina instead of rice and thus the famous breakfast item Rava Idli came to exist.
6. Highest number of Pubs in India
Bengaluru has the highest number of Pubs is India. The city is also referred to by many as the "Pub Capital of India". Bangalore is home to over 84 pubs, wherein Mumbai and Delhi both has 57 pubs each. Apart from pubs Bengaluru has the highest number of smokers also.