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Central Railway says Belagavi-Pune Jan Shatabdi not feasible

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A highly placed source from Central Railway said running a Jan Shatabdi is not a big issue. There is only one issue, which can be solved after a maintenance workshop is set up in Belagavi. Belagavi is a small station and currently has no maintenance workshop. Running a Jan Shatabdi needs a maintenance workshop at both start and endpoints. The workshop is there in Pune but not in Belagavi, reports the

Further it says, Besides, if the train starts, it will run during odd hours. Jan Shatabdi Express is a high-speed train. It is affordable to the common man. “The top-speed of Jan Shatabdi trains is 140 km/hr with an average of 70 km/hr. It returns back on the same day as the start station. It will take five hours to reach Miraj and then three hours to Belagavi. If we start the train, it will depart at odd hours such as 4.30 am or 5 am and arrive in Belagavi at 1 pm. The train will depart from Belagavi at 3 pm and arrive in Pune at 11 or 11.30 pm,” said the officer.

Already some facilities have been provided at Belagavi like Watering, Rake Maintenance & Turn-Around. The report may have not included in this in the report, says BelagaviRailway, a twitter handle dedicated towards the development of railways in Belagavi district.

bgm-station-rakeThe Belagavi Bengaluru train with new LHB coaches now is been running successfully without any issues over a couple of months now.

As of now, the report has been sent to the Railway Board for its consideration.

Pune to Belagavi train has been a long-pending demand for the travelers and with MoSR Suresh Angadi taking a keen interest in starting new trains to Belagavi and nearby places, hopefully, he will see to it that we get this long-awaited train.

8 thoughts on “Central Railway says Belagavi-Pune Jan Shatabdi not feasible”

  1. #CentralRailways don’t worry onto that will take care we know how to handle things. Please, no verdict untill we run it live #Belgaum will have maintenance too in the coming days not in months or years. #Belgaum is not #SmallStation #ThatsBelgaumCity with #AirConnectivity to metro cities.In future once Kholapur double line layed, time consumption will be reduced as of now v r good with Miraj line. Stops must be only for major station, time management can be easily done.So please cooperate. That’s the need of the hour. Theirs solution to every problem if we really wanna do something. Do ask for the citizens opinion, they will definitely give optimal solutions.Asking for advices or suggestions will not let your respect/reputation low down.

  2. There is no discussion in AAB on introducing Shatabdi service between Belagavi and Madgaon or Vasco.
    Lots of people commute between Belagavi and Goa regularly. The Bus service between Belagavi and Goa though adequate, is tedious. However, there is no train service between the two cities.
    AAB should take up the issue with the Minister .If day train is introduced it will not only help regular commuters but also tourists from both sides will be able to enjoy the beauty of Western ghats and Doodsagar falls.

  3. Plz start the train service AEAP , all these coach maintaning facilities etc will start soon in the BELAGAVI station , when there is public demand for the train , plz give first priority for that.

  4. We need connectivity to Belagavi to Pune… Pse see to it double line between Miraj & Belagavi is completed on fast track.. Slow work is a matter of concern.. Will be likely reason for long hours of journey between Miraj & Belagavi.. Maintenance is not major issue.. With such big organization like railways, setting up maintenance is not difficult.. Let SWR take a lead.. Central Rialway may not be keen due heavy work on Mumbai and Pune region…

  5. We have to start trains from belgavi to Solapur via Pandharpur upto vijaypur. Mangalore, Shimoga, Udupi, Goa,Hospet, Hyderabad via Solapur. Definately T18/20 to bangalore for the younger generation from Byaappanahalli to bangalore who r eagerly waiting for it which will save time and money leave for them. This is to start with. Apart from other north places. We hope our dream comes true.

  6. There should be train to Gulbarga from Belagavi. Presently we need to go to Hubli station to catch a train for Gulbarga which is very hectic.

  7. Understand the basic difference between Platform turnaround maintenance [basic watering, lighting & cleaning of rake] & Primary maintenance [full checkup of rake before it is certified fit for run or sick] involved in passenger train operations. For Poona Janashatabdi to be fully maintained at BGM, a full fledged pit line is needed. For the moment, this train can start in the morning from Poona, reach BGM around 1~2pm & go back to Poona for night maintenance till a yard+pit line is established at Desur.

  8. Belagavi is a developing city, thus a lot of projects going on. Belagavi has big military bases. Long distance train towards Bihar and West Bengal is expected.


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