Belagavi Gets a Boost as SBC-DWR Vande Bharat Express Extends its Reach, now to run as BGM SBC Vande Bharat Express
In a significant development, the Ministry of Railways has granted approval for the extension of four Vande Bharat Express services, connecting key cities across the country. Among the approved extensions, the spotlight shines brightly on Belagavi(BGM SBC Vande Bharat Express), which is set to be included in the prestigious Vande Bharat Express network.
Date of Introduction will be notified later.
The South Western Railway’s Letter No. T-454/Vande Bharat/22-23(179) dated 02.11.2023, highlighting the extension of the 20661/62 KSR Bengaluru-Dharwar Vande Bharat Express up to Belagavi, has been met with enthusiasm and anticipation from the residents of Belagavi which will be now known as BGM SBC Vande Bharat Express.
Belagavi’s Journey with Vande Bharat Express Begins:
This momentous decision comes as a result of persistent efforts from various quarters, with Shri Iranna Kadadi, in collaboration with the Belagavi Core Development Group, presenting a compelling case for the extension to Railway Board CEO Ms. Jayaverma Sinha. The culmination of these efforts has now paved the way for Belagavi to join the league of cities served by the state-of-the-art Vande Bharat Express (
BGM SBC Vande Bharat Express.)
The extension of the SBC-DWR Vande Bharat Express to Belagavi as
BGM SBC Vande Bharat Express is poised to bring about a transformative change in the region’s connectivity landscape, fostering economic growth, tourism, and enhancing overall accessibility for the residents.
Tentative Timetable of BGM SBC Vande Bharat Express
Special Thanks to All Involved:
Expressing gratitude for the collective efforts that led to this significant milestone, the Belagavi Core Development Group extends special thanks to Shri Iranna Kadadi for spearheading the initiative. The collaborative efforts of various stakeholders, including local authorities, community leaders, and railway officials, have played a crucial role in making Belagavi’s inclusion in the Vande Bharat Express network a reality.
The Railway Board emphasizes the importance of giving wide publicity to the approved extensions, and with Belagavi’s inclusion being a highlight, it is expected to garner significant attention. The extended Vande Bharat Express services are anticipated to not only enhance connectivity but also contribute to the economic and cultural vibrancy of the regions they now connect.
As the Ministry of Railways gives the green light to these extensions, passengers can look forward to a seamless and efficient travel experience, and Belagavi residents can take pride in being part of India’s high-speed rail network. The commencement of services on these extended routes is eagerly awaited and is expected to mark a new chapter in the railway connectivity map of the country.
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