Shri. Iranna Kadadi, Member of Parliamment (Rajya Sabha) has requested the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal that changes be made in the planned new Belagavi-Dharwad railway line between KK Koppa and Desur.
MP Kadadi met the Railways Minister at Udyog Bhawan in New Delhi and presented the memorandum to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Union Minister has promised to take appropriate action.
The new railway line between Belagavi and Dharwad via K K Kopp has been discussed. This planned railway line will adversely affect the lives of farmers in Desur, Prabhunagar, Garlgunji, Nandihalli and Nagenhatti villages.
Because of the planned railway line, these farmers will have to lose their fertile black land which gives 2-3 different crops a year. By visiting the respective villages, I have learned the views of the people there. Farmers cultivate paddy, sugarcane, sweet potato, potato, soybean and vegetables in the black soil of these villages. Therefore, the farmers will have to lose this fertile land due to the planned railway line. If this happens, the livelihood of the farmers and their families will be in jeopardy, said MP Kadadi.
The MP requested that the rail route be changed from Desur to KK Koppa and this will reduce the length by 8 kms which will in turn save 150 crores for the Railways, the note added.