The railway budget presented today by the Railways minister Mr.Trivedi has give Belgaumites nothing but FARE HIKEs and the Hyderabad-Kolhapur train will now run on all seven days.
In the list of 84 New Line Projects sent to Planning Commission for appraisal; the Dharwad-Belgaum line route has been sent for approval.
Londa-Miraj-Pune including Miraj – Kolhapur route would be surveyed for new Railway Electrification.
Bangalore-Tumkur-Hubli-Londa-Vasco da Gama (including Birur-Talguppa) also sanctioned for Railway Electrification Surveys in 2012-13.
Bagalkot-Kudachi will be executed with State Cooperation.
Rail link to connect Dandeli to Hubli-Ankola Line would be surveyed in 2012-13 .
17003/17004 Hyderabad-Kolhapur Express will now run on all 7 days currently it was running only on 2 days.
General Fare Hike:
Passenger fares increased by 2 paise per km ordinary second class
3 paise per km for mail/express second class
5 paise per km for sleeper class
10 paise per km for AC Chair Car, AC 3 tier & First Class
15 paise per km for AC 2 tier
30 paise per km for AC I.
Fares to be rounded off to the next nearest five rupees.
Minimum fare and platform tickets to cost Rs.5.