Here is piece of good news, The long-pending demand of a new railway line between Belagavi and Dharwad via Kittur has been met with the allocation of Rs 927.40 crore in the budget for South-Western Railway.
Sanction of Belagavi-Dharwad via Kittur New Line Project (73 Km) at a cost of Rs.927.40 Cr (Rupees nine hundred twenty seven crone and forty lakh only) included in Budget 2019-20 said Suresh Angadi, MoSR in the press meet today.
Direct train line between Belagavi and Dharwad has been the long pending demand of people of this region. The present Rail track between Belagavi and Dharwad through Londa junction is circuitous route. The time taken for train is approximately 3 hrs.
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MoSR released new railway map which consist of final routes which New line between Belagavi – Dharwad covers.
The New BG line will have 11 stations :
|M K Hubli|
Government of Karnataka has committed to provide land free of cost and 50 per cent share for constructing direct railway line.
50, cost of construction Upcoming Industrial Corridor of Belgaum — Kittur- Dharwad will be benefitted from this line.
Department-wise break-up of the project cost is as under-
|Civil Engineering||Rs. 755.69 Cr|
|Elect (G) 9 25.93 Cr||Rs. 25.93 Cr|
|Elect(TRD) 9 67.79 Cr||Rs. 67.79 Cr|
|S&T||Rs. 77.99 Cr|
|Total||Rs. 927.40 crore|
Land for the project will be handed over to Railways free of cost by the State Government of Karnataka and the construction cost of the project will be shared as 50:50 between Railway and State Government of Karnataka. Railways share is chargeable to Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR-IF). 3. This issue with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.