The Chambers President Shri.Rajendrakumar Harkuni met, Hon.Railway Minister Shri.D.V.Sadanandgowdaji on 24th of June 2014 at Karnataka Bhavan Delhi and submitted the detailed requirement of Railway infrastructure and new rails from Belgaum. The Hon.Railway Minister Shri.D.V.Sadanandgowdaji assured the delegation, he will consider on priority basis Belgaum-Bangalore, Hubli-Mumbai train daily and other trains.
Give priority to Belgaum – Dharwad line in the coming budget as it would save the travel time to Bangalore from the current 12 hours.
Speed up the construction of railway over bridges in the city. Out of the 5 required 2 have been sanctioned, the minister was urged to expedite the process on the 2.
Railways urged to approach traders to make use of freight services of the Railways. The inland container depot at Desur is under utilized as of now.
Entry and exit points from both sides to Belgaum railway station was also demanded. Vending machine for platform tickets was also sought.
Pre paid Auto and Taxi service must be provided at the station.
New trains requested –
Belgaum to Bangalore – Daily
Hubli to Mumbai via Hubli – daily
Hubli to New Delho via Belgaum – daily
Extension of Pune – Ernakullam to Tiruvanathapuram
Make suvarna Jayanti express to a daily train
Hubli to Bikaner via Ahemdabad-pali- Mount abu
Hubli to Jaipur – Duranto
Two coaches must be added to Chalukya with them being earmarked for Belgaum only
Extend Chennai – Dharwad train upto Belgaum.