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Belagavi railway station revamped at a cost of 190 crores

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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.

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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.

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