Siruguppa Knowledge Guide
As a taluk headquarter
During the British rule, the region around Siruguppa was made a taluk on 1 October 1910 after merging 46 villages from Bellary taluk, 29 from Adoni taluk and 23 from Alur taluk. However Siruguppa taluk was abolished on 1 April 1923. Once again, on 15 April 1929, 33 villages from Adoni taluk, 7 villages from Alur taluk along with the villages included in the Siruguppa Deputy Tahsildar’s division of Bellary taluk were constituted into a new taluk with Siruguppa as its Headquarters.
Siruguppa lies along NH-150A, which is the longest national highway in the state, connecting Bidar to Chamrajanagar. The town is facilitated by the buses run by the North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation NEKRTC, a subdivision of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation KSRTC for the Hyderabad-Karnataka HK region. Siruguppa town is well connected by buses from Ballari, Adoni, Mantralayam, Tumkur, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mysooru, Shivamogga, Hiriyooru, Anantapur, Raichur, vijayapura, Bidar, Yadagiri and kalburgi. It has its own bus depot and many private bus facilities are also available from Siruguppa to Bengalooru, Mysooru and Hyderabad. Siruguppa does not have a railway station. The nearest station to the town is Adoni in Andhra Pradesh. The nearby stations are listed below. Adoni - 40 km Ballary - 55 km Raichur - 90 kmThough the river Tungabhadra flows near the town, it is not used for transportation because of the shallowness of the river and inconsistent water levels. But a reconnaissance engineering-cum-traffic survey for a new railway line between Ballari and Lingasugur via Siruguppa, Sindhanur (145 km) has been completed and the report is under preparation.