Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday inaugurating the B.S. Channabasappa Textiles Showroom at Tilakwadi in Belagavi, announced that the work on the Dharwad-Belagavi via Kittur railway project and industrial township soon in Belagavi.
He said that at present rail journey from Dharwad to Belagavi takes around three hours as trains have to take a circumlocutory route via Londa. But the new route via Kittur will reduce train journey by more than an hour besides allowing more trains to be operated on the route, he said.
A sum of ₹823 crore project has already been sanctioned by the Railway Board and the land acquisition process has been initiated. The Union Government has already given necessary clearances and the work will be launched soon after the land acquisition process, he said.
Mr. Bommai said that Belagavi city will emerge as a major city in Kittur Karnataka region and in the current budget, an industrial township has been announced for Belagavi. As Belagavi has good connectivity with Maharashtra and Goa, there is a conducive atmosphere for industrial development in the region, he said.