Open letter to Railway minister from Belgaum citizen

by Mahant Vakkund

Bella Vista Belagavi

With lots of expectations on Modiji and his govt, The people of Karnataka have voted you in power and are even expecting something favourable from the 4 cabinet ministers of state in the Union Government.

Earlier when Sri Sadanand Gouda was CM, he had requested the union railway minister to consider Bengalore-Belgaum route for Bullet train and asked him to fast track the work of Tumkur -Davanegere track and also Dharwad-Kitturu-Belgaum track.

And now the power is in his hands, Will he do it what he requested to the earlier ministers ?indian-railway

Moreover the Belgaum-Hubli-Dharwad are three big cities of NK and they need a fast and frequent commuting which is affordable. The current rail route via Londa takes approx 4 hours to reach Belgaum from Hubli, whereas if the new lane /lanes (both Dharawad-Belgaum and Tumkur-Davanegre) are approved and commissioned Then Belgaum -Bengalooru distance will get reduced by approximately 4 hours and the daily trains (Janashatabdi and Intercity can run easily from Belgaum). We have MLIRC base and Airforce base in Belgaum, CRPF training centre, ITBP Training centre and considering the requirements of common people, industrialists, students and daily commuters of three cities this new line is now a mandatory requirement for us. Also this can reduce the LOOT by the private bus operators. Even push-pull rails between these cities will reduce lot of costs and improve healthy commuting for common people.

Will Sri.Gouda hear to this? 

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  1. It is one of the long felt needs of the people of Belgaum and Bangalore. A direct railway line from Dharwad to Belgaum via Kittur; and a line from Tumkur to Davanagere via Sira will do good to all. Let us wish that our suggestion sees the light of the day and our new Railway Minister acts on this suggestion.

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