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Monday, June 14, 2010

KING GEORGE HALL ROBERTSONPET

The township of Robertsonpet was established in 1902. It was named as ‘Robertsonpet’ by the then Maharaja of Mysore, in commemoration of the memory of Sir Donald Robertson, who was the British Resident of Mysore at the time. Sir Donald Robertson was responsible for launching the first Hydro-electric plant in Shivanasamudram which supplied electric power to the KGF mines.
Robertsonpet was considered to be one of the first planned residential areas in modern-day India. The township was planned and built to accommodate the increasing population of the city of Kolar Gold Fields.
A Town Hall was built in Victorian Style Architecture with huge canopies and arches with a huge lawn and a sprawling garden. It was named as the King George Hall after the King of England. Robertsonpet thus became the “Town” for the mining areas and quickly became an important commercial centre.