As you are aware the Belgaum is a City on the North Western part of Karnataka sharing the
border with the States of Maharashtra and Goa. Belgaum is the home of Maratha Light
Infantry Regimental Center and also boasts of an Indian Air Force Station. The Government of
Karnataka has commenced the activities to have its IInd base in Belgaum and from this point of
view the Secretariat is being be developed in the City. Belgaum is the second largest exporter
in the State of Karnataka having a large number of Small Scale Industries.
The City has a 1000 bedded hospital which has very recently signed a MOU to educate the
students of another country at its to be developed campus. Belgaum has the Vishveshwarriah
Technical University in Belgaum to which all the technical and engineering institutions of the
State are affiliated. In addition, he it has four engineering colleges, two medical colleges (one
more is coming up as mentioned above), and many other colleges in variety of faculties.
In short the common migrating population of Belgaum is entirely dependent on the Rail Service
That connects Bangalore, Hydrabad, Pandechery, Pune, Mumbai and Goa. The
Railway Station at Belgaum is one of the very old stations of the Country and on the
Broad Gaug INFRASTRUCTURE.
We request you to consider the following points for immediate action
1.An additional gate to be provided on the East side near Railway Auditorium with ticket window which will facilitate the incoming passengers from the city centre and also help in regulating passengermovement during rush hours over
2.Additional ticket counters to be opened for speedy issue of tickets
3. Installation of platform ticket vending machine will greatly help in collection as well as avoiding unnecassary rush at theticket counters
4.More number of sitting arrangements to be provided on platform no.1 towards west side ie commencing from stair case/overbridge for platform crossing.
5. As you are aware that Belgaum has been designated as IInd capital of Karnataka. we request you to endeavour the proper facelift to the Belgaum Railway station with the with Neon/illumunated display displaying “BELGAUM
6.A well equipped authorised medical store with the life saving drugs should be provided on the platform to facilitate the needy passengers
7.Parking shed /lounge should be provided to two wheelers and four wheelers.
8.It has been found that one of the cold drinking water facility near staircase on platform No 1 is provided very next to urinals/toilet which is very unhygenic, we request you to move the drinking water unit to another suitable place
9.Stagnation of rain water between parcel office and MCO entrance office should be attended
PROVISIONS FOR PHYSCIALLY CHALLENGED
It has been observed by our surveyance committee of the Chamber visiting the Railway station that following provision has to be made for a physically handicaped which are of utmost importance and needs speedy redressal.
#.An additional staircase/ overhead platform crossings bridge should be provided with the seperate ramp on priority basis for deferently abled/ senior citizen person crossing between platforms No. 1 and 2.
#.The present number of wheel chairs available on the Belgaum Railway station with three platforms does not serve the purpose, we request you to provide more number of wheel chairs/strechers and their location should be properly displayed.
#. Coaches earmarked for physically challanged person strictly be used for the entrusted/ bonafied purpose and location of Handicapp coach/bogie should be announced before arrival of the train and a RPF personal should be provided to attend and help the physically challanged to their respective seat.
#. Presntly it is found that at the reservations counters senior and physcially challenged persons have to stand in the same que along with general public which is of great inconvinence. We request you to provide a seperate que arrangment for senior and physcially challenged persons
Tatkal reservations facility should be streamlined by monotoring and keeping a strict vigilience on the passengers so as to flush out non bonafied ticket seekers, this action would greatly help genuine ticket seeekers.
Continious announcement of arrival and departure of trains and their respective platform number should be made along with dispay for location of coaches especially on platforms No 2 and It has been found that service/ utility charges collected at platform toilets are at higher rates , compare to other railway stations ,. proper display of utility/ service charges is require
Help desk should be provided on all the platform with the proper instruction manuals
It has been found that authorised food vendors do not maintain proper requisite hygene.They should also be instructed to wear clean and neat uniform with the identity cards.and serve and maintain good quality and correct quantity of food
Prepaid rickshaw and taxi services should be provided with the area wise/distance tarrif chart for the conveniecne of the passengers.due safety should be provided for the passengers arriving late night.
General information of Belgaum city and places of tourist interest in and around Belgaum to be displayed with the photographs .
City bus service should be provided to ply on all the part of city from Railway station.Ther Chamber has already taken up this matter with the NWKSRTC , we urge the Railway authorities to followup this matter for the convenience of the passengers.
1 Adequate police personals especially lady police personal should be deputed on platforms aswell as at the pre paid rickshaw stand for the convince of passengers
2 Attender to be provided at dormitatory on 24 hours basis.for the safety and security of passengers and luggage
3 It has been found by our surveyance committee that 50% of station staff does not carry Identity cards/tags.we request your office to take strict and necessary action
4 It has been observed that many a time’s unattended children from nearby station are playing on platforms, which should be seriously looked into and proper measure to be taken.