Chikkaballapur is the district headquarters of the newly created Chikkaballapur district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is located within 3 km of Muddenahalli. A $400 million Pharmaceutical SEZ is coming up in Chikkaballapur on 325 acres (1.32 km2), the first of its kind in India. 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 Chikkaballapur will become part of "Greater Bangalore."
Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily Saturday said the party would have won 15 to 16 seats in the Lok Sabha polls had there been no tie up with JD(S) and that trusting the alliance was a 'mistake.".. DNA - Published