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Ude Belagavi ka Khaas Nagrik

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by Satish Kumar

The people of Belagavi are known for their valor sacrifice and bravery because it’s in their blood and soul.

In the recent past even though, initially one of the MP denied that the shifting of airlines services in the garb of UDAN RCS to Hubballi Airport, and said that it wasn’t influenced by lobbying by cretin politicians of vested interest but though later acknowledging the same, maybe his soul has woken up with conscious and being put on some efforts after people from all walks of life such as industrialist business personalities, media, bloggers social figures, educationalists, Armed force veterans and NRI started asking questions for his relevance as an MP, no doubt for photo ops he stood first to wave flags when the flight arrived.

The effort worked out, and air services resumed by Alliance Air flights initially for three days a week to continue service with other destination to follow soon, serving only to Bengaluru as of now.


As the PAX load was never disputed even though had a good response of 65 landed and 60 passengers took off, despite bit odd timings as required by people of Belagavi for morning and evening flights for which as of now they are forced to travel 100 to 134 KMS to Hubbali or Goa airport.

A twitter campaign by Aequs CEO Mr. Arvind Melligeri proved some worth for this fight by name SaveIXG.

A citizens group on WhatsApp with the same name as Save IXG started working on many possibilities for full resumption of flights, and to highlight such social repercussion and impact of government policies such as UDAN scheme where it effects and closes a fully operational airport with ten flights a day to nil.

There are few individuals with full personal influence went and submitted requests from various governing bodies of Belagavi to Hon Union misters to show this impact and genuine cause.

Belagavi is a place for everyone, I being born in Punjab (Patiala) and settled here since 1986 Belagavi have everything from greenery to best climate, cordial people, educational facilities, and no doubt have seen the vast cosmopolitan mini India in making here, I believe this is the only place where most of the post-retirement personalities of armed forces love to make it their second home, over 25,000 families have settled in Pant Nagar extension near Airport alone, apart from numerous Defense colony in western parts of Hindalga and Ganeshpur in Belagavi this is the growing demography of Belagavi beside over 50,000 floating population accounts for Armed forces of Army Airforce and ITBP.

I thought started the topic with valor and ended to say about the flight services, just to highlight two historical links.

First being Veer Rani Kittur Channama, Karantiveer Sangolli Rayanna, and Regain of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Maratha rule influenced this place the valorous souls, and so is the headquarter of Maratha light infantry is based here.

The second reason is the historically first Airport of the entire north Karnataka region deserve better service to its people here, served country from World war II to Goa liberation.

We may not be Desh ka aam Nagrik as, UDAN says UDE DESH KA AAM NAGRIK.

We are Belagaviites, Belagavi Jana, Belgaonkars, “DESH KE KHAS NAGRIK” no doubt knock every next door in Belagavi you will find a man in uniform, the valor is in our blood bravery is our might.

This is a tribute to people of Belagavi and every individual who put an ample effort in the fight for the movement to resume air service and as we do not believe in beg and poach we believe in standing up for our rights. We believe in standing up for our rights and do not quit without the fight.

8 thoughts on “Ude Belagavi ka Khaas Nagrik”

  1. #KSHIP karnataka State Highways Improvement Project ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜೆಡಿಎಸ್ ಮತ್ತು ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ಸಮ್ಮಿಶ್ರ ಸರಕಾರ ಉತ್ತರ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವಿರೋಧಿ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೆ ಮಂಡಿಸಿದ 2018-19 ರ ಬಜೆಟ್ ಮೂಲಕ ತೋರಿಸಿದ್ದ ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿಯವರು ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಕೇಶಿಪ್ ಕಛೇರಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಸನಕ್ಕೆ ತರಾತುರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಳಾಂತರಿಸಿದ್ದು ಈ ಅಪಾದನೆಯನ್ನು ದೃಡಪಡಿಸಿದೆ. ವಿಶ್ವಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಏಷಿಯನ್ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಗಳ ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ಸಹಾಯದಿಂದ ಕೈಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದ ಕೇಶಿಪ್ -2 ಕಾಮಗಾರಿಗಳು ಮುಕ್ತಾಯ ಹಂತದಲ್ಲಿರುವಾಗಲೇ ಲೋಕೋಪಯೋಗಿ ಸಚಿವ ಶ್ರೀ ರೇವಣ್ಣ ಅವರು ಈ ಕೇಶಿಪ್ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳ ಅನುಷ್ಠಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದ ಕಛೇರಿಗಳನ್ನು ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ವಿಭಾಗದಿಂದ ಹಾಸನಕ್ಕೆ ಸ್ಥಳಾಂತರಿಸಿದ ಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ನಾನು ತೀವ್ರವಾಗಿ ಖಂಡಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಹಾಸನ ಭಾಗದ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಮಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ವಿರೋಧವಿಲ್ಲ ಆ ಭಾಗದ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಆಗಲಿ ಸಂತೋಷ, ಆದರೆ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳು ಹಾಗು ಸಚಿವ ರೇವಣ್ಣ ಅವರು ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಭೂಪಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇವಲ ಹಾಸನವೊಂದೇ ಇಲ್ಲವೆಂಬ ಸತ್ಯವನ್ನು ಹಾಗೂ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳು ಇಡೀ ರಾಜ್ಯವನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆಂಬುದನ್ನು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಅರ್ಥಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕೆಂದು ಎಂದು ಈ ಸಂಧರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಬಯಸುತ್ತೇನೆ.
    ಈ ಭಾಗದ ಜನರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕಿಂಚಿತ್ತಾದರೂ ಕಾಳಜಿ ಈ ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಉಳಿದಿದ್ದರೆ ಕೂಡಲೇ ಈ ಸ್ಥಳಾಂತರ ಆದೇಶ ಹಿಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಪಡೆದು ಈಗಿರುವ ಸ್ಥಳದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಬೇಕು. ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಈ ಭಾಗದಮೇಲೆ ತಳೆದಿರುವ ಮಲತಾಯಿ ಧೋರಣೆ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಉಗ್ರಹೋರಾಟ ಮಾಡುತ್ತೇನೆ. ( prallad joshi face book)

  2. Well said. We deserve better. We should fight till daily services to different places are restored. Inclusion in UDAN scheme should be the priority. Where there is a will there is a way.

  3. When the Belgium Airport is renovated to suit for A320 & B737-800 Aircrafts it has to be put to complete use either today or tomorrow.The Belgium Airport cannot be left inactive for a long time.The day when Belgium Airport will be exploited is not far.
    (Maybe in months).

  4. Thoughts very well put together by SK. Yes, we Belgaumites deserve better.
    Perhaps the ‘people who matter’ got a bit complacent and the sudden (unforeseen) shifting of airline operations should serve as a knee-jerk and elicit the correct response now and in future.


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