suryapet is the headquarter of the Suryapet district in Telangana. The Government of India had announced Suryapet to be developed under the AMRUT scheme or the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation scheme. In Swachh Survekshan 2017, the Ministry of Urban Development awarded the title of the "Cleanest city" in South India to Suryapet. The city has direct connectivity via four-lane express highway to Hyderabad and to Vijayawada. National Highway 65 passes through Suryapet. It is often called the "Gateway of Telangana." The city was earlier known as Bhanupuri but has been modernized into the name Suryapet. The area has been ruled by the Chalukyas, the Kakatiyas and the Nizams of Hyderabad. The city has more than 1 lakh residents. Telugu and Urdu are the most commonly used language in Suryapet. The city has ample government schools to impart primary and secondary school education. The city has quite a few aided and private schools and colleges. It is well connected to the nearby areas through railway and road transport.
In 1964 the head office of Indian Overseas Bank was inaugurated at Mount Road. The Indian Overseas Bank has been the first public sector bank to introduce mobile banking services using Wireless Application Protocol(WAP). On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. In 2005, the IOB began a representative office in Guangzhou; China followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, UAE. In 2007 The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by Bank Of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank (IIB Malaysia), began its operations in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank has a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has incorporated an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch. In 2014-15, the IOB bank has crossed the target of 3000 ATMs as on 2014.IOB also launched m passbook app as a new mobile banking initiative.