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About Chikkaballapura



Chikkaballapura is the district headquarters of the newly created Chikkaballapura district in the state of Karnataka, India. Located within 3 km of Muddenahalli (the birthplace of eminent engineer and statesman Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya) and its nearby town, Kanivenarayanapura, the sites of the upcoming Sri Sathya Sai Baba University and College of Medicine, Indian Institute of Technology Muddenahalli, 600 crore Visvesvaraya Institute of Advanced Technology, the 2,500-acre (10 km) "Sports Village", and a 70 crore "Silk City". Chikkaballapura is situated adjacent to the upcoming $22 Billion, 12,000-acre (49 km) BIAL IT Investment Region, one the largest infrastructure projects in the history of Karnataka and the largest IT region in India. A $400 million dollar Pharmaceutical SEZ is coming up in Chikkaballapura on 325 acres (1.32 km), the first of its kind in India. A train headquarters has been approved by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Furthermore, the noted Traveler Bunglow is being converted into a state of the art Bus terminus. A new District Government Headquarters and police headquarters is being constructed at a cost of $5 million. In addition, the state government is releasing over $10 million to develop the city and expand underground sanitary systems. It is a regional transport and educational hub, and is a major site for grape, grain, and silk cultivation. With recent development, it is widely believed that Chikkaballapura will become part of "Greater Bangalore