Railways in Belgaum a wishes of Belgaumites Why Blame Momtaa Diii

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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.indianrailways_1_1

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

Belgaum Solhapur

Belgaum Vijaywada

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.

Belgaum Railway station plan was prepared by Satish in 2007, see it here

10 thoughts on “Railways in Belgaum a wishes of Belgaumites Why Blame Momtaa Diii”

  1. yes belgaum has always been neglected;many trains run upto hubli and dharwad but none has been extended to belgaum;at least the intercity exp extended to dharwad should be extended to belgaum;as also dharwad-mysore exp-this way passengers from all three cities will be benefited;
    belgaumites have to stand up and fight or belgaum will be a step child forever!caught in the border row a beutiful city lies neglected!as citizensof this country belgaumites have equal right for development-they must stand and fight!

  2. @ veerandra – I think Dharward-Mysore express which used to connect Dharward to Mysore everyday has been discontinued. I ran a search for two weeks and noticed that that train is missing. My best guess is that this train has been withdrawn.

    People, any idea about this?

  3. It would be a logical step to submit a memorandum signed by all leading Industrials ,Govt officials and MP's appraising Mamata Banerjee (Railway Minister ) ,the following slient features for Belgaum
    which may carry weightage :-
    1. Belgaum being the second captial of karnataka.
    2. Foundry cluster
    3. Crankshaft turing units
    4. Hydraullic units
    5. Automoblie units
    6. Agricultural Products.
    7.Any other salient features.

    This may have to be done before it is too late .

    – S.M. NAIK-
    Jhansi .

  4. Just not stand and fight this need to reach our public representnaives first , MP MLA MLC, CII office DC of Belgaum ,can any one staying thier take this step, I tried and have sent this to prevoius DC and even to CM ([email protected]) , nothing worked , may be lacked public support from my fellow Belgaumites

  5. All the common citizens cannot go and recommend the Rail Minister..

    That is the reason there are some responsible citizens known as elected representatives of the people viz, MPs & MLA to take our demands upto the parliament and keep following up..

    MP & MLA shreeman, " Election jeetney k baad,Aadar satkar bahut hua ab kuch jan hit ka kaam bhi kiya jaye"

  6. Basavana Bagewadi" is not on the rail route of Miraj – Hubli. It is on the route Sholapur – Hubli (Next to Almatti Station towards Bijapur. The station that is being referred to must be "Bellada Bagewadi"

    K S Geeta

  7. Thanks for correcting Geeta, well I had just read the info about the protest in Tarun Bharat online, Well for everyone else my request is did you all go through the plan which I had published along with Uday in 2007 check the link ( ), I am not sure when I am going to visit (India) Belgaum in near future , but if I will get a chance to visit Belgaum I would sure submit the info on Belgaum's much required rail development ,
    We Belgaumites need to act more reponsibally , catch hold of district incharge minister , other MP's and MLAs, let this movment not die.
    I also bring you all to one more fact the Kottur Harihar rail line was no where inpicture it was surveyed quite long after Belgaum, Dharwad rail line , but this budget it got sanctaioned for construction. Why do we Belgaumites still need to lag????
    Gwet on guys need more fire in us , it just cant enough otherwise.

  8. I thank every one for their views mainly Ravi Kiran for his efforts to put online petition, Well it must not stop here , The road map ahead is we need to ask the press perople to publish this info in The hindu , Tarun Bharat and Kannadamma , Times of India , it need to get an Public eye the people of Kurduwadi a small town near Solhapur got BG line conversion the demand for such was put on every auto every Bike and Bus , Awareness is very essential when it reaches to people it becomes a revolt and valid demand , Join hands and make it happen , dont let the pace die till we get next year railway budget and left empty handed


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