Belagavi District Gears Up for Enhanced Connectivity under 2024-25 Railway Budget
The South Western Railway (SWR) has announced a substantial allocation of funds for Belagavi District in the 2024-25 Railway Budget, marking a significant step towards enhancing the region’s connectivity and infrastructure. The Ministry of Finance has provided a total outlay of 7,524 Crores for the SWR, with a notable portion directed towards various projects in Belagavi District.
Below is a breakdown of the projects and their allocated funds:
|Allocation (in Crores)
|Belgaum-Dharwad via Kittur New Broad Gauge Line
|Bagalkote-Kudachi New Broad Gauge Line
|Construction of Two Rail Overbridges in Desur LC 382/383
|5 (2.5 each)
|Road Overbridge for LC 381 in Sambra
|Redevelopment of Community Hall in Belagavi
|Doubling of Pune-Miraj-Belgaum Railway Lines (Under Central Railways)
The Belgaum-Dharwad via Kittur New Broad Gauge Line, spanning a distance of 73 kilometers, has been allotted a significant sum of 50 crores, indicating a commitment towards improving connectivity between these important cities.
Furthermore, infrastructure enhancement projects in Desur and Sambra highlight the focus on modernizing railway infrastructure to ensure safer and more efficient operations. The construction of two rail overbridges in Desur and a road overbridge in Sambra, with allocations of 2.5 crores each and 10 crores respectively, reflects efforts to mitigate level crossing congestion and improve traffic flow in these areas.
Additionally, the redevelopment of a community hall in Belagavi underscores the importance of enhancing amenities for the local populace, contributing to the overall development and well-being of the community.
Under the Central Railway Zone in the 2024-25 Railway Budget, 20 crores have been allocated for the doubling of the Pune-Miraj-Belgaum Railway lines, aiming to enhance capacity and efficiency along this crucial route.
The allocation of funds for these diverse projects underscores the government’s commitment to bolstering infrastructure and connectivity in Belagavi District, fostering economic growth and improving the quality of life for residents. The implementation of these projects is expected to herald a new era of development and progress in the region.
Local authorities and residents have welcomed the allocations, expressing optimism about the positive impact these projects will have on the region’s socio-economic landscape. With the groundwork laid out in the 2024-25 Railway Budget, stakeholders are now eagerly anticipating the timely execution and completion of these vital infrastructure projects.
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