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Imperial Gazetteer - no entry in 1908 for either Benikpur or Bhadravathi

The Mysore Iron and Steel works was established by the Government of Mysore at Bhadravati (formerly named Benikpur), from 1918.

The Shimogar-Talaguppa Railway was completed in 1940 as an extension to the Birur-Shimoga Railway metre gauge(MG) line owned and operated by the Mysore State Railway(MSR).

In 1939, the opening of the Shimoga-Talguppa Railway enabled wood from the Malnad forests to be transported to the Mysore Iron and Steel works at Bhadravathi to be used as a furnace fuel in its Works