The Tadasa-Hebbe Tramway , owned and worked by Mysore State Railway, was a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) line. It was sanctioned for construction in August 1917 with a recorded length of 9½ miles (15km) and commissioned on February 5, 1921, which was operated until 1949  as the line was in the path of the ‘Lakkavali Reservoir and Irrigation Project on the Bhadra River’.
The tramway was commissioned by the Mysore State Forest Department and the records state it to be a forest tramway. Tadessa was a station on the Tarikere-Narasimharajapura Tramway and it is assumed that these two lines were worked together .
Tadasa is a small township 5miles(8km) north of Bhadravati and Hebbe is a remote area in the hills 12 miles(19km) south; these distances do not add up to the 9½ miles (15km) given in the 1918 Administration Report) .
Hebbe is in the vicinity of Kemmanagundi, in the Baba Budangiri hills, the location of the rich iron ore deposits  and is the terminus of the Tadasa-Hebbe Tramway.
It seems most likely the Tadasa-Hebbe Tramway was also used to carry the iron ore to the Iron Works.
The Tadasa-Hebbe Tramway worked in conjunuction with the Tarikere-Narasimharajapura Tramway , a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) line]], also owned and worked by Mysore State Railway; opened in May 1917 ; still operating in 1948 but closed shortly after  .
For details and map for tramways in this region see Tramways in Mysore State
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