In todays rail budget presented by Mamata Banerjee, the long awaited demand for the Belgaum – Dharwad rail line has been approved by the rail minister and work should hopefully begin on the same in this fiscal. The said new line will be in cost sharing with state government and Public Private partnership. No specif time period has been mentioned for the beginning and completion of the work in the budget. So its only a hypothetical plan still.
Belgaum also got some surprises in the form of survey of new rail lines. They are
Belgaum-Bagalkot-Raichur & Belgaum – Sawantawadi ( the budget speech mentions this as Samantwadi must be a typo error)
These routes will be surveyed and the feasibility report will be submitted.
Bagalkot-Kudachi new rail line has been included in this budget which means work will commence on this route during this fiscal.
Adarsh Stations: Bagalkot, Gokak Road.
Hyderabd – Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Bi-weekly) and
Tirupati- Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus(daily)
(This train was earlier linked together as Haripriya Express and Raylseema express.)
Indian Railways provide the facility of issuing e-tickets, through IRCTC,
by utilising internet services. At present, a maximum service charge of Rs 15
for Sleeper Class and Rs.40 for AC Class tickets is levied. I propose to reduce
the maximum limit of service charge to Rs.10 for Sleeper Class and Rs.20 for