Pralhad Joshi Union minister for parliamentary affairs, coal and mines spaeking in Hubbali said the work of Dharwad- Belagavi rail line would be expedited.
The minister said, Dharwad- Belagavi new line work would be expedited I have spoken to Union railway minister Piyush Goyal in this regard.
We are committed to finish the long pending railway projects of the state, new railway line works are delayed due to land acquisition, we have requested the CM to allocate land for the works, we will ensure that all the projects get completed at the earliest possible.
The 97 kms stretch will need Rs.545.550 crores and the Rate of return estimated by railways is 7.08%.
The first basic survey was done in 2003. The survey was submitted to the Railway board for approval and also the planning commission in 2012.
There would be 13 stations in-between Belgaum and Dharwad namely: Halga, Ganikoppa, Tigudi, Sampagaon, Bailvadi, Bailhongal, Naginhal, Hunshikatti, Kittur, Teguru, Heggeri, Mommingatti, Kyrakop.
Belgaum is proposed to be made as a junction along with Kyrakop.
It is to be seen in this years budget if any allocation is made for the actual work to commence.