Works for the Kuduchi-Bagalkot railway line will commence after both Belagavi and Bagalkot District Administrations make land available for the 142 km railway line. Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the works will be prepared along with the estimates after land being handed over and we expect to commence the works within five months of land acquisition, informed Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi.
The state government will have to pay 50 percent of the cost of the entire land and the project, which will be implemented as soon as local legislators and district officials are able to complete the project, said Suresh Angadi.
The project will be implemented on a cost-sharing basis with state and centre contributing 50% each. During the meeting Assistant Commissioners from Chikkodi, Raibag and Bailhongal in Belagavi and from Bagalkot have assured to meet the demands at the earliest.