Rail route between between Belagavi and Dharwad will be included in the next year’s budget, Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi has said.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has said that the state government will provide land free of cost for the Belagavi – Dharwad & Shivamogga – Ranebennur Direct line project. He has also promised that the state will provide 50% of the project cost. The work will begin soon after the land is handed over the Railways department, Angadi said.
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The minister was speaking after inaugurating the newly constructed Arasalu railway station and lift installed at Shivamogga railway station, through a virtual platform from Belagavi on Saturday.
Angadi said that the Railway department was keen on linking every town through rail network and needs the cooperation of the state government.