Like-minded Twitterati’s have come together and made a new hashtag #SaveBgm, Save Belagavi. Demand for one more train to Bengaluru has been for years but no one is heading to the requests.
Following the discussion and Suresh Angadi also tweeted
I invite all citizens to come up with your demands with regards to Railways connectivity & its development in our region. I appreciate if any forum can take initiative by collecting demands & come up with your ideas of making it better.
And here is a list of demands collected from various people who sent them to us twitted about it. This is not an exhaustive list –
Suggestions and demands for improvement of Belagavi railway station
Pit Lines are essentially required to start new trains from Belagavi. So kindly stress on this work.
As heard that, earlier there were some departments was functioning in Belagavi such as a head office for T.T.E’s (Commercial Branch) C&W (Mechanical Branch) etc., hence we required some of the departments in Belagavi so that our Belagavi Railway Employees can serve in our Belagavi city only.
Second Entrance along with one more extra platform is still dreamed for Belgamities. This work should be completed as soon as possible for starting new trains and better facilities in Belagavi Railway Station.
In station premises or in Railway Station to make an Art Gallery along with Library. In this gallery put Gandhiji’s historic photos along with Gandhiji’s visit in Belagavi. And in Library provide Gandhiji’s books and other freedom fighters inspirations books for public/Passengers, from this we can educate peoples/passengers about freedom fighters and their sacrifices.
Efforts are going on to make modernization of Belagavi Railway station, but the groundwork is still not yet commenced. Some photos have gone viral for a model of Belagavi Railway Station in social media and our beloved MP Suresh Angadi. The Belagavi station must be developed on a model basis as it is part of the Smart city as well.
Belagavi should have C&W Branch (Mechanical Department).
Belagavi should have Construction Branch. For more information regarding this please contact with Hubli/Headquarters office for setting up of this branch
Belagavi should have Railway School From Nursery to Primary school this could be a good source of income for Railways. And also it will help for Railway Employees children.
Belagavi Railway Hospital should make big and modern and made available a treatment like available in Hubli hospital. So that Railway can provide a good health benefit for Railway Employees around Belagavi nearby cities like Vijayanagar, Chikodi Road, Kudachi, Gokak, Ghataprabha, Suladhal, Sulebhavi, Belagavi, Khanapur, Londa and other places. It will save time and money of Railway Employees.
Existing Intercity Express UBL-SBC, Should be extended up to Belagavi for the convenience of Belagavi and other nearby cities.
A daily intercity train between Belagavi to PUNE
Also required Belagavi to GOA, Belagavi to MUMBAI via PUNE and Belagavi to BENGALURU, and Belagavi to Mysuru trains
Provide cabs from the Belagavi Railway Station.
VIP Waiting lounge
Escalators at Belagavi Railway Station
Provide ATM’s in Belagavi Railway Station
Food Courts, Toilets, information desk, drinking water facilities etc. are essentially required in our Belagavi Railway Station.
Provide telephone booths in Station
Provide Trolleys to carry passenger’s luggage on payment basis.
Provide Buggy services for Old age peoples. Children and pregnant women
Required baby care room
RPF and GRPF should be appointed in Belagavi Station.
Please pressure to Hon’ble Railway Minister/Piyush Goyalji to Belagavi- Sawantwadi, and Belagavi- Kolhapur Line is essentially
Now Doubling and Electrification work is going on in SWR complete Belagavi- Dharwad via Kitturu line. This line will be a game changer for Belgamities in all fields.
Electrical Engines Maintenance yard should be set up in Belagavi. It will create job opportunities in Belagavi section for Railway Employees.
After the completion of the New Railway Station Building provide shopping complex in Railway Station
Water filling must be Available at Belagavi Station
Establish pit lines at Sambra immediately so that trains can be parked & cleaned as SWR will give this as a primary reason to NOT extend trains to Belagavi. This should be given the top priority.
Start Daily Superfast Trains from Yeshwantpur to Belagavi with these timings:
YPR – 20:45 ~ BGM – 6:30
BGM – 20:00 ~ YPR – 6:30
There was a YPR-Miraj Superfast which was operational for sometime with excellent timings to BGM, but was withdrawn as it caused inconvenience to Hubli people.
Increase General Coaches for Tr No 17415/17416 Haripriya Exp, It has only 2 General Coaches, Exp trains must have 4 GS coaches, also tell him to request railmin to start Duranto on Tirupati Kolhapur route
Start Miraj~Vasco Exp daily as was in metre gauge days [Mandovi & Gomantak Exp].
MRJ- 5:00 ~ VSG – 14:00
VSG – 14:30 ~ MRJ – 23:00
BGM-Mangaluru Daily Overnight/Daily Express trains.
Extend MYS~DWR Express Daily train to BGM.
Make Rani Chennama Exp a Superfast 24 coach train & remove the slip coach servcie to Vasco. Speed up the train to reach BGM at 7:00 & shoud also depart BGM around 19:30 daily
Fast Passenger So Load On Rani Chennmamma Exp Will Automatically reduced
At Londa station If we Removed 02779 VASCO-SBC Exp link From
Rani Chennamma Exp Then Rake Easily Upgraded To RANI CHENNAMMA EXP and MIRAJ to Londa. Link some Coaches to 02779 Exp at LONDA JN one More MIRAJ TO BENGALURU Exp Train
17302/01 Dharwad/MYSURU/Dharwad Exp Extension Till Miraj
17325/26 Vishwamanava Exp Extension Till Miraj
With inputs from Belagavi Infrastructure and Bhartesh