Monday, December 22, 2008

Facelift for Belgaum railway station

Dear all
Me and Uday have earlier proposed a roadmap for Belgaum's Railway development, the below post from The Hindu only has given info on infrasturtre of building or the station , actually Belgaum need to be a junction , a new line between Belgaum and Dharwad, and Belgaum Bagalkote and Richur has to be laid. This would cover a lot of areas in Karnataka and other important cities of near by states, unfortunately on this issue very less people are making efforts for Locals MPs and MLAs to look forward .

Belgaum: The Belgaum railway station will soon get a facelift. Praveen Kumar, General Manager, South Western Railway, laid the foundation stone for a station building here on Sunday. Divisional Railway Manager of Hubli Division, Adesh Sharma; Principal Chief Engineer of SWR D.G. Diwate and other senior officials from the division were present.

According to Mr. Sharma, the Railway Ministry accorded approval to construct the station building at an estimated cost of Rs.3.67 crore. City-based consultant M/s. Creators have designed the blueprint.


As per the plan, apart from construction of the station building, three buildings of two storeys each will be constructed for passenger reservation system (PRS) with adequate parking space, subways, foot overbridges, general waiting hall, ladies waiting hall, A.C. waiting hall, food court and restaurant, space for stalls, , pay and use toilets, retiring room and dormitory on the first floor, segregation of utility services from passenger area, portico with six lanes for vehicles, segregated pedestrian zone and adequate space for greenery.

The Source The Hindu dated 21 Dec 2008

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