Minister of State of Railways (MoSR), Shri Suresh Angadi on 26.10.2019 reviewed the redevelopment works of Belagavi Railway station.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble MoSR informed that new station building is being constructed at Belagavi and a second entry is also coming up on Tilakwadi/South side. New Station building will have G + 3 floors with aprox 4000 sqm area at a cost of Rs.14 Crore . It is planned with all modern facilities on par with Airports.
Shri Suresh Angadi directed Railway officers to complete the station building by next year’s Deepawali. The new station building will have wide concourse, parking for two/ four wheelers, reservation counters and AC and general waiting rooms. Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR, Shri Rajesh Mohan, Divisional Railway Manager / Hubballi and other senior officers were present.
The new energy efficient building with modern amenities in place of the existing station building will have modern amenities as below:
- Concourse for free movement of passengers
- Modern booking counters
- Executive lounge
- Waiting hall for Ladies/Gents
- Food court
- Retiring rooms
Hon’ble MoSR informed the media that Train No.17325/17326 Ashokapuram (Mysuru) – Hubballi – Ashokapuram (Mysuru) Vishwamanava Express service will be extended upto Belagavi Railway station with effect from 1st November, 2019.
Hon’ble MoSR also informed the media that due to good patronising of Train No. 06526/06525 Belagavi-KSR Bengaluru-Belagavi Tatkal Special will be made a regular train having latest technology LHB coaches from 1st November, 2019 with normal ticket fare instead of Tatkal fare. This will reduce the ticket fare substantially. (Table of fare difference enclosed).
Hon’ble MoSR also informed the media that Infrastructure development was a priority and had advised Railway officials to complete doubling between Londa – Miraj by the year 2021.
Hon’ble MoSR informed that a Coaching depot is being planned at Belagavi that will enable starting of trains from Belagavi. This will help in increasing more number of trains from Belagavi as maintenance at Belagavi will reduce dependency on other cities for train maintenance.
Source: South Western Railway