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.
The government owns 63.44% of the share capital of Union Bank of India making it one of the largest government-owned bank. As on 30 September 2015, the Union Bank had a network of 6909 ATMs. The online telebanking facility of UBI is available to all the Core Banking Customers, either individual or corporate. UBI had 4214 branches, as of September 2016. Out of them, four bank branches are outside India in Hong Kong, Antwerp, and Sydney (Australia) Dubai International Financial Centre. The representative offices of UBI are at Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Beijing. The Union Bank of India (Union Bank) was registered as a limited company in Mumbai on 11 November 1919, and Mahatma Gandhi inaugrated it. The Union Bank of India had only four branches - three in Mumbai and one in Saurashtra at the time of Independence in 1947. After Independence, the growth of UBI was accelerated, and the Indian Government nationalized it in 1969. It had 240 branches by that time. The Union Bank of India acquired Belgaum Bank shortly after nationalization. The UBI bought the Miraj State Bank in 1985. In 1999 the Union Bank was requested by the RBI to acquire Sikkim Bank in a rescue after extensive irregularities had been discovered at the non-scheduled bank.