Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Let this happen soon

Railway service between Belgaum-Dharwad in the offing
Wednesday August 1 2007 13:07 IST
BELGAUM: It seems that the dream of former Belgaum MP, S B Sidnal of starting railway service from Belgaum to Dharwad via Bailhongal may soon become reality as the Railway Ministry is contemplating in this regard and is expected to conduct a survey soon.

Thanks to Belgaum MP Suresh Angadi for his efforts to take up the proposal which was pending with the Ministry for more than 15 years.

Sidnal had tabled a proposal of starting railway service between Belgaum and Hubli either along the Pune-Bangalore national highway 4 or via Bailhongal town.

It is learnt that the Ministry had also proposed to lay double track between Bangalore and Pune which was expected to get a nod shortly. The Belgaum railway station would also be upgraded.

The upgrading process included increasing the length of platform no 2 and 3 and others.

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