The special train will leave Yeshwanthpur on March 10 at 8 p.m. and arrive in Belgaum on March 11 at 8 a.m. In the return direction, it will leave Belgaum on March 13 at 9.30 p.m. and arrive in Bangalore on March 14 at 11 a.m
State Government has decided to operate a special flight and a special train from Bangalore to Belgaum for the Vishwa Kannada Sammelan. Passengers will be eligible for a 30 per cent discount in certain classes of travel. But not many would be lucky to fly this.
The special flight will leave Bangalore at 10.40 am. on March 11 and arrive in Belgaum at 12.10 pm. and the return flight on March 13 will leave Belgaum at 8.50 pm. and arrive in Bangalore at 10.30 pm.
This would 62-seater ATR type aircraft of Jet Airways that will fly from Bangalore to Belgaum on March 11, carrying dignitaries including Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, Infosys mentor N R Narayan Murthy, poet G S Shivarudrappa, U R Anant Murthy, K S Nissar Ahmed, actors Bharati Vishnuvardhan, Sudha Murthy, Union ministers Veerappa Moily, Mallikarjun Kharge, former CM Kumaraswamy, leader of the opposition Siddramaiah, Speaker K G Bopaiah and others will be in the special flight.
Special City Tours
Department of Tourism has announced special package tours from March 10 to 14.
Belgaum city package tour (Rs. 75, including for children) will cover places such as Belgaum fort, Kamalbasti within the fort, Science Centre, fort lake and Veer Soudha. Entry fee has to be paid by the tourists.
There will be three trips every day — at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
The daylong north Karnataka tour will start at 7 a.m. (fare Rs. 515, including for children aged above five). The tour will cover places such as Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and Kudalasangama.
The third package tour covering places such as Gokak Falls, Savadatti Yellamma Devi temple, Navilteertha dam across the Malaprabha and Kittur fort will start at 7 a.m. and end by 6.30 p.m. the same day. (fare Rs. 425.)
For further details, call 0831-2470879, 8970650020 or 9448472033.