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Nothing Changes for the railways

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The Belgaum railway station is undergoing a makeover. The platform has been enlarged to accommodate 24 bogies and also the height of the platform has been increased.

A new Coach Guidance System has been put in place since 21-03-2007, the system where in you come to know where your bogie will actually come. This was a demand from a long time from Belgaumites. But I was not surprised to see that even when a new train came the old train no and its bogie numbers never changed. Of what use is this system then? I was waiting for Haripriya Express and the Coach guidance system was showing me Garib Nawz express. The railways spend so much money on putting in place these systems then why is that they don’t function as they have to.

Digital clocks have also been installed and to my surprise they were showing correct time and also the old analog clocks were more surprisingly also were showing the correct time.

One thing, which I observed was that, all the tress at the entrance gate was been chopped off. May be it’s a part of the make over of the station.

Someone on the forums page on this blog has added a new plan for Belgaum railway station here is the link to it http://belgaumblog.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?t=88
I did try to contact the person who put it up but I got no response.
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  1. Thankyou Uday

    Belgaum station needs much more than a makeover

    It needs new reservation hall with more spcific windows like Ladies/Defence/Sr Citizen and morever we need reservation quotas and more trainsin each coaches plying thorough Belgaum.
    We must have coaches for Delhi/jammu Tawi for Banglore/Chennai
    and for Hydrabad/Tirupati
    More local trains towrds Londa/madgaon

    New line between Belgaum-Dharwad
    New Line Belgaum(Sambre)-Bagalkot-Raichur
    Moving of goods shed to Sambre staion 3 KM away from city limits with new truck yard fecility.
    New pit lines for passangers rakes on the western end of the station after overbridge,
    New overbridge on Mahdhwar rd and old PB road
    New retiring room and food plaza at station
    Possibaly a Diesle Shed also at Belgaum mainly of WAP/and WDM(with ACD)used on Konkan Railway engines

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