Shri Suresh C. Angadi, Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways inspected Kapileshwar Bridge of Belagavi and conducted window trailing inspection of Belagavi – Hubballi Section. Later he held a works review meeting with officers of South Western Railway at Rail Soudha, Gadag Road, Hubballi today i.e. on 23.06.2019.
During inspection, he stressed on the provision and maintenance of passenger amenities. He advised for making museum/ Heritage room in Platform No. 1 at Belagavi Railway station, showcasing a rich history of Belagavi.
At Kapileshwar Railway Over bridge, he has asked Officials to explore the option of providing lift/ Subway to facilitate pedestrian movement.
He asked Railway officials to speed up doubling and electrification works in Londa – Miraj section.
Work for construction of new station building at Belagavi Railway Station along with second entry shall begin soon, he said. Hon’ble Minister instructed for taking up work of construction of Goods shed at Sambre on the fast track so that Belagavi goods shed can be dismantled on completion of said work.
Later he chaired a review meeting with officials of South Western Railway. In this meeting, he instructed all the officers and staff to work diligently for expeditious completion of projects. He stressed that Safety, punctuality, and cleanliness shall be the focus areas.
He instructed to open Kottur-Hosapete line & Alnawar-Ambewadi line for passenger traffic at the earliest.
The highlight of inspection and meeting was Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways has directed to introduce a new daily special train between Belagavi and Bengaluru by next week. A 14 coach train with one each of First AC, second AC and third AC and 7 sleeper coaches will be introduced. Tentative timings of the train will be Belagavi / Bengaluru departure around 9 pm and arrival at Bengaluru/ Belagavi by 7 am next day morning. Hon’ble Minister has also enquired the status of the proposal of extension of train no.17301/2 Mysuru-Dharwad-Mysuru exp. up to Miraj.
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager; Shri B.B Singh, Additional General Manager; Shri Rajesh Mohan, Divisional Railway Manager; B.G Mallya, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; and other officers were present.