On Nov 22 MoSR Suresh Angadi tweeted a poll asking Dear passengers, please #vote for the most preferred/convenient timings of the #Belagavi-#Pune-#Belagavi #intercity express:
— Mangal Suresh Angadi (@MangalSAngadi) November 22, 2019
However, the SWR has tweeted that a new Hubballi- Belagavi-Pune intercity Express to start soon and the tweet further says Hubballi -Belagavi distance will be covered in 2 hours and Belagavi-Pune in 6 hours!
News Published in @VVani4U #Hubli– #Belagavi–#Pune intercity Express to start soon
#Hubballi -Belagavi in 2 hours and Belagavi-Pune in 6 hours!#Karnataka #Kannada #KannadaNews pic.twitter.com/CDHwlraS1H
— South Western Railway (@SWRRLY) November 25, 2019
This is disheartening said many twitter followers who have been demanding the Pune-Belagavi Intercity express for long.
Many now argue if this train can cover the distance from Hubballi to Belagavi in 2 hours then why not extend the Chennai to Hubballi train to Belagavi and in that matter some other trains as well.
@SureshAngadi_ sir we want this train from/to Belagavi – Pune. If this is the case extend SBC Janshatabdi till Belagavi. Why you are listening to Joshi? Train should be dedicatedly for BELAGAVI-PUNE
— Shivprasad Karagi (@ShivprasadKara2) November 25, 2019