Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had a meeting with MoSR Suresh Angadi and other railway officials and has given his approval for the Dharwad-Kittur-Belagavi new railway line.
ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ-ಧಾರವಾಡ ಮತ್ತು ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ಜನರ ಬಹುದಿನದ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಯಾದ ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ- ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ವಯಾ ಕಿತ್ತೂರು ನಡುವಿನ ನೇರ ರೈಲು ಮಾರ್ಗದ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಮಾನ್ಯ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಬಿ .ಎಸ್ . ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪ ನವರಿಂದ ನಿನ್ನೆ ನಡೆದ ಸಭೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅನುಮೋದನೆ ದೂರಕಿದೆ@SureshAngadi_ @GMSWR @drmsbc #Karnataka #Kannada pic.twitter.com/HMFRAjqrNY
— SouthWestern Railway (@SWRRLY) November 6, 2019
On behalf of the people of Belagavi & Dharwad, I convey my heartfelt thanks to @CMofKarnataka Shri @BSYBJP for the in-principle approval to provide land free of cost & also share the cost with @RailMinIndia in respect of the new railway line between #Belagavi & #Dharwad. pic.twitter.com/yYXZmuDRz4
— Suresh Angadi (@SureshAngadi_) November 5, 2019
In the meeting chief minister gave in-principle approval to provide land free of cost & also share the cost with the Railways in respect of the new railway line between Belagavi & Dharwad via Kittur.
As the present Dharwad-Belagavi railway line passes through Londa, it takes more time to travel by rail than by road. It has been a long-standing demand of public and elected representatives of Karnataka to lay a direct line between Dharwad and Belagavi preferably via Kittur. To implement this work, the Final Location Survey for Dharwad-Kittur-Belagavi (90Km) is now included in the Budget 2019-20.
The proposed new railway line passes through Dharwad, Kittur, and Hirebagewadi to reach Belagavi. The distance between Belagavi and Dharwad will reduce by 31 Kms once this new line is laid. This will benefit the public of Dharwad and Belagavi, making the journey between these two smart cities easier and quicker. It will also enable the people of Belagavi to reach Bengaluru, the capital city of State of Karnataka directly.