Davanagere Tumkur direct railway line gets a kickstart

The work of much awaited direct railway line connecting Davanagere and Tumkur has finally gained some momentum.

Railway board has ordered the construction of a new railway line connecting Tolahunase and Bharamasagar (around 23km) and the works are likely to start soon.

The work of the Tumkur to Davanagere direct railway line is expected to be completed by 2024. The project will reduce the journey in between Dharwad/Hubballi and Bengaluru by 80km.

Both Railway department and the Karnataka government are sharing the cost of the project on a 50:50 basis. Around 2274 acres of land will be acquired to execute the project.

The total distance of the new railway line will be around 201.47km. Following railway stations will be constructed en route for the benefit of railway users.

Davanagere (existing), Avargere, Tolahunase, Anagodu, Hebbalu, Bharamasagara, Laxmisagar, Chitradurga, Doddasiddanvvanahalli, Palavvanahalli, Ayamangala, Metakurike, and Hiriyur.

Continued: Anesidri, Tavarekere, Sira, Chikkanhalli, Jogihalli, Thimmarajanahalli, Urakere, and finally it reaches Tumkur. The project will be executed at a cost of ₹1800 crores.

Around 80% of the land required for the Davanagere Tumkur direct railway line has already been acquired. Initially, the line will be constructed with a MPS of 100 Kmph.

Union minister and Dharwad MP Pralhad Joshi has thanked Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the state government for responding to people’s request.

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11 thoughts on “Davanagere Tumkur direct railway line gets a kickstart

  1. I will be thankful to government if the train routes starts from Bangalore to tumkur and tumkur to sira, tavarekere. We will be the happiest people if we get to travel by train as it will be so convenient for us. Lists of people struggle to travel by road. We hope and pray for the speedy train routes.

  2. I always wondered why there was no rail connectivity between Davangere and Tumkur via Chitradurga, when there has been good connectivity by road. It is surely a welcome change.
    I hope that they also consider extending the service upto Bellary.

  3. Much needed work Bengaluru -Tumkur-Chitradurga- Davangere-Hubli-Dharwad people will get beniffted from this project. Industrial development may imporved from above 2 and 3 tiar cities.

  4. Thanks and very grateful to our beloved Prime Minister Modiji,i can see the full transformation of Indian Railways which was neglected since decades, especially railways in Karnataka, every indian should be proud to get a PM who is fulfilling his promise Development….

    1. Work on new rail lines have been slowest under 8yrs of Modi rule. Tumkur-Chitradurga-Davangere rail line project was sanctioned in 2011-12 budget of UPA govt. has hardly seen any progress since past 10yrs. Modi govt. is more interested in building highways/expressways to satisfy auto industry and road transport lobby

  5. Government of karnataka stand up now in acquiring the land for the project and hand over to govt of india on priority b asis for alround development of the state

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