The Belagavi Railway Station, one of the oldest stations in India, built in 1881, has been redeveloped with a focus on passenger amenities at a cost of Rs. 190.92 crores.
The station boasts a four-storey modern building with air-conditioned retiring rooms, waiting lounges, food courts, and ticket booking counters.
For the benefit of senior citizens and Divyang passengers, all platforms are connected with lifts and escalators.
Additionally, a special concourse has been created to provide congestion-free movement.
Furthermore, parking spaces for two and four-wheelers have been demarcated, and to decongest the main entry and second entry from the South side Shastri Nagar side has been opened.
A new coaching depot has been established which will help new trains to originate from Belagavi, thus enhancing connectivity.
The work of the main station building (G+3 structure) was completed at a cost of Rs 44.9 crores. The main station building will feature newly air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned retiring rooms, dormitories, waiting rooms, and a food court. To facilitate easy movement of passengers, especially elderly and Divyang persons, three escalators have been installed – two on platform 1 and one on platform 4. Additionally, two lifts have been provided – one on each platform.
The station is awaiting an official inauguration.