The Competent authority has accorded sanction to ” Belagavi-Dharwad via Kittur New Line Project (73 Km)” at a cost of Rs.927.40 Cr (Rupees nine hundred twenty seven crone and forty lakh only) included in Budget 2019-20 under the Umbrella Work of New Lines.
MoSR Shri Suresh Angadi gave this information in a presser held at his office.
Department-wise break-up of the project cost is as under-
This doesn't mean that there will be sharp curves on the alignment. The map you see is only a bird's eye view of the alignment and is too zoomed out to show the actual small turns.
Look at the Hubli-Londa route in the same image. It is shown as a smooth line, whereas in reality the route is full of sharp turns. So, don't take this as an exact alignment of the tracks.
Yes, got the answer, in local news paper they mentioned Bagewadi station is meant to cater people from Bailhongal taluk/town, looks like that is why they aligned like this. In future they have plans to bifurcate a line from Bgk-Kud line at Lokapur via Yargatti, Bailhongal to Bagewadi to make is as junction.
This is just approval, when it comes to reality will take 3 or 4 years to lay a 70+ kms of track. SWR is slower than IR in executing key projects.
Best example is Tumkur to Davangere falls in same concept reduction in travel time ...but what happened so far .....zero progress.
Right, they said it will done in 2 yrs. But definitely it will take 4-5 yrs. We have many such examples in SWR.
Without completing Tumkur Davanagere line, no effect will be there in Mumbai Bangalore route.
Similarly, Tumkur Ballari line can make difference in travel to Raichur Gulbarga.
Without completing these lines, no benefit for travellers.
NEW BG LINE BETWEEN DHARWAD (KYARKOPPA) AND BELAGAVI VIA KITTUR, M.K. HUBBALLLI & BAGEWADI APPROVED
Direct train line between Dharwad and Belagavi has been the long standing demand of people of North Karnataka. The present Rail connectivity between these two important cities through Londa junction is circuitous route. The time taken for Rail travel is approximately 3 hrs.
After Shri Suresh Angadi took over as Minister of State of Railways, he immediately got the survey for this Railway line sanctioned in August 2019.
This is a long pending demand and finally kicksoff.