It led to the influx of residents and their families who worked at Kolar Gold Fields, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) (by train) to the east.
It became convenient for those working at KGF to catch a train (running 3 to 4 times a day) and return to their families.
Whitefield is a neighborhood of Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka, India.
Established in the late 1800s as a settlement for the Eurasians and Anglo Indians of Bangalore, Whitefield remained a quaint little settlement at the eastern periphery of Bangalore city till the late 1990s when the local IT boom turned it as a major suburb.
It lies on the Bangalore-Chennai route and is double and electrified, the Krishnarajapuram-Whitefield section is slated to be converted to a quadruple line.