by Satish Kumar
The union ministry portfolio of MOS Railways accorded to our Hon MP of Belagavi Suresh Angadiji in Central government or call it Modi. 2.0 raised high aspirations for people of Belagavi to get better rail facilities and no doubt that though being witnessing many historical events and leading on many fronts, Belagavi never got its due share of railway development.
The recent success of daily train to Bengaluru from Belagavi with convenient time was the first gift, and the train to Goa is on anvil soon.
As I am talking about the raised aspiration of Belagavi there is one demand which is still pending for the last two decades and that is Belagavi Kittur Dharwad Rail line, AAB has brought this demand more highlighted through AAB site very often, we shared the RET (Reconnaissance Engineering cum Traffic) survey with me published on 16th of this month, so what next now is the question
Will this RET survey and FLS (Final location Survey) be completed and sent for budgeting so this line gets pink book entry, and the construction commences, is the million-dollar question.
kittAdding more to the report we Belgavites aspire this line to budgeted for doubled + electrified and become a trunk line towards Bengaluru and the track should bifurcate from south Belagavi (Vadgoan area) towards Yellur Hirebagawadi Kittur and further to Dharwad, already the straightening work between Tumkur-Davangere is in progress, and will further reduce the time to reach Bengaluru comparatively.
The land acquisition is the greatest challenge though but considering the long term benefits such as less time and cost of travel, reduced carbon footprints, and good revenue, Even K RIDE (Karnataka Rail infrastructure development company) must come forward and execute this project will be sooner the better
I hope to believe and trust this happen soon with the state and central government with the same party in rule thrive to achieve the mission and vision “Sabka saath Sabka Vikas”