Doubling of the Railway line between Dharwad and Belagavi (via Londa) is going on at a good pace and is expected to be completed soon.
As of now, the sections between Dharwad to Londa and Khanapur to Belagavi is fully doubled. CRS has inspected both the lines and commissioned it for usage.
Khanapur to Gunji has been doubled, but the CRS inspection is yet to be completed. Preparation (Ballast laying) has been going on for the rest of the sections i.e Gunji to Londa.
South Western Railway (SWR) has undertaken Pre Non-Interlocking and Non-Interlocking works at Gunji (Phase 1) and Khanapur (Phase 3) to commission the double line.
Compared to the doubling, the Electrification works in between Dharwad and Belagavi are going on at a snail’s pace.
Due to ongoing Pre Non-Interlocking and Non-Interlocking works at Gunji and Khanapur, many trains are running late in between Belagavi and Hubballi.
Belagavi Bengaluru Superfast Express which was scheduled to depart Belagavi at 9:00 PM (yesterday), departed Belagavi at 11:05 PM. The train is running late by almost 5 hours.