It is that time of the year when the Budgets is on every one mind and this time the Rail budget and the Union Budget has been deferred to March due to the elections in the five states.
Normally for the Rail budget the Member of Parliament give their representations very well in advance and few just manage to send it in time like February.
Bangalore Mirror in an article states, that Dharwad MP Prahlad Joshi has asked railway minister Dinesh Trivedi to make Rani Chennama Express run between Bangalore and Miraj. It now runs between Bangalore and Kolhapur.
In the representation made the MP has also stated that the train be rescheduled- “The Rani Chennamma Express is a night express train to Bangalore and if the train is rescheduled to 9pm from Hubli, it will reach Bangalore before 5.30am. This will make it easier for those who need to catch early-morning trains or flights for their onward journey.”
If the railway minister adheres to the representation of Mr.Joshi then it will be again a bad timing for people traveling from Belgaum as then the train will have to depart before 5.30 pm.
We are unaware if our MP Suresh Angadi has made any representations this year. Still we dont have a train to Goa other than Nizamuddin which departs at midnight.
The Train to Mumbai is always booked and the long pending demand that the inter city train from Bangalore be extended upto Belgaum. The extension of the inter city train is very unlikely due to the travel time but some new trains have to be started which the rail budget hasnt given us in the recent past.