Source: Satish Kumar’s Blog
An unheard protest recently took place at Basavan Bagewadi station where Belgaum Miraj Passenger train was held up for half an hour. The youth here were asking for up gradation of platform and facilities at Bagewadi station and very importantly they also submitted a demand list including Belgaum Dharwad direct railway line immediately. Our District in charge Minister from Hubli Mr Bommi (Good for Nothing) visited Belgaum recently just to pass by to see whats happening on Kalsa Banduri project, because this is going to supply water to Hubli Dharwad , what is good for then being Palak Mantri.
I would wish to throw some light on whole issue:
Are Belgaumites so dumb and careless that we can just go away with “Kisko kya padai hai” and “aree chalta hai chalne do”. Should we not have bigger aspiration for city’s development?
Even Bagalkot and Bijapur cites with least than 2 Lakhs of population have trains connecting Bangalore, and for We Belgaumites a BIG NOTHING!!!! , are we all not responsible for this NOTHING!!!
The railway budget has nothing for Belgaum this time as our urges and requirements were never carried forward in parliament thorough our elected representative.
Think!!! Some benefits of Belgaum Dharwad rail line become reality
Reduction of travel time and access to Historical sites of Kittur, bringing this place on Deccan Odyssey network.
Few trains can Originate from Belgaum towards Bangalore
Belgaum Bangalore Intercity express
Belgaum Kittur Dharwad Hubli (intercity express and passenger trains)
Belgaum Hubli Bangalore Chennai Express
Belgaum Mysore Express
Belgaum Kochiveli Express
Belgaum Gadag Express
Slip Coaches for Vasco Howrah Express to Londa
Slip coaches for Hydrabad to Hubli
Slip coaches for Madgaon to connect Mandovi express to Mumbai
Slip coaches for Madgaon to connect Konkan Kanya express to Mumbai
This line should be doubled and become trunk route in Karnataka till Bangalore.
Well there are infrastructures facilities required which need immediate consideration for all the above things to happen
Marshalling yard at Sambra station for gods train
Pit lines for siding of trains at Belgaum
Fourth platform on the southern end of Belgaum giving better access to people coming from south suburb of city
Second foot over bridge.
Well this dream and wish though staying abroad and looking one day Belgaum could have it all soon, and sure will happen someday but We Belgaumites need to thrive for it, I request some prominent citizen of Belgaum to become Member for Rail user committee and attend meeting at SWR HQ Hubli and have our say. Meet our public representative to put forward proposals and requests which I had posted along with Uday on Belgaum Railway development.