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.