Lok Sabha MP Mangala Angadi met Union Railway Minister on Thursday
The city of Belagavi saw a glimmer of hope for an improved railway network as the Member of Parliament Lok Sabha MP Mangala Angadi met with Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav in Delhi on Thursday. The meeting was a result of the recently released single series report ‘Belagavi Railway Network Needs Strength’ that highlighted the need for better railway connectivity in the city. Vijay Karnataka had organized a Virtual Press meeting with Lok Sabha MP Mangal Angadi and MP Iranna Kadadi. Belagavi Chambers of Commerce Rohan Juvali and Belagavi Core Development Group members were invited to the press meeting, where the demands pertaining to New Trains, New Railway Lines & Rail Factories were presented to Both the MPs.
In a virtual press meeting organized by Vijay Karnataka, the Belagavi Core Development Group submitted a list of demands to the Union Minister. A Keen request was presented to MPs to invite Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji for the inauguration of the New Belagavi Railway Station Building.
The demands included the start of various new trains from Belagavi, including the Vande Bharat Semi High-Speed Train between Belagavi and Bangalore, the Belagavi-Pandharpur, Belagavi-Varanasi, and Belagavi-Ayodhya trains for the convenience of devotees. Additionally, the group requested the start of a new bi-weekly train between Belagavi and Bangalore and Belagavi and Chennai and the Miraj-Mysore Train.
Furthermore, the group requested the resumption of the stopped Belagavi-Kollam train and its extension till Thiruvananthapuram. The petition also mentioned the need to run the Pune-Ernakulam train three days a week.
The Union Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnav, has responded positively to the request made by Lok Sabha MP Mangala Angadi. The minister has assured that the movement of all these trains will be checked and started as soon as possible, according to the MP’s private secretary.
Lok Sabha MP Mangala Angadi also participated in the dialogue organized by ‘Vijaya Karnataka’ on Tuesday and responded positively to the suggestions and instructions given by the group. The Lok Sabha MP Mangala Angadi has been instrumental in highlighting the need for better railway connectivity in Belagavi and has been working towards improving the same.
The positive response from the Union Minister of Railways has been welcomed by the citizens of Belagavi who have been struggling with poor railway connectivity. The start of these new trains will not only provide better connectivity to the city but will also boost the local economy by attracting more tourists and business opportunities.
The meeting between Lok Sabha MP Mangala Angadi and Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav holds great significance for the citizens of Belagavi. The positive response from the minister has raised hopes for improved railway connectivity in the city. The start of these new trains will bring about a much-needed change in the city and help it develop further.
The Vijay Karnataka held a press meeting on Tuesday to address some of the queries related to Rail services in the Belagavi region. In response to the queries, the following information was shared by The South Western Railways:
- There are already 7 trains that run daily and stop at Belagavi and Miraj, including Londa-Miraj, Hubli-Miraj, and Castle Rock-Miraj Passenger Trains. These trains were suspended temporarily during the Covid pandemic, but have now been resumed. The electrification and track doubling work are currently underway in the Londa Belagavi Miraj section, and the resumption of Belagavi-Miraj passenger trains will be decided after the completion of these works and based on the availability of time.
- The Belagavi Vasco Train was also a topic of discussion. The Braganza Ghat on the Belagavi-Goa route is steep, making it unsuitable for many trains to run. There is a prescribed speed limit for trains on this route, and the demand for the Vasco Train will be assessed later. The section is deemed dangerous for train traffic.
- The night train services between Belagavi-Mangalore and Belagavi-Mysore will start after the completion of dubbing and electrification work and based on the availability of time slots.
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