Hubballi Dharwad Bus Rapid Transit System (HDBRTS) is constructing a new BRTS stop at Navalur, much to the rejoice of people of Navalur and surrounding areas.
As there is no HDBRTS bus stop close to Navalur, the locals have to use either NWKRTC or Bendre buses. Citizens of Navalur are compelled to go till SDM or KMF BRTS stations to board BRTS buses.
The construction of the Navalur Flyover (Railway Over Bridge) is moving slowly. The residents of Hubballi Dharwad are perplexed by the excessive delay in finishing the project.
At the moment, work is being done on building barriers and land filling is going on towards Hubballi end. Land leveling is in progress towards Dharwad end.
Residents of Navalur and the adjacent areas are pleading with the authorities to finish the pending works of the flyover and the BRTS stop at the earliest.
Even though HDBRTS was officially inaugurated on 2nd February 2020, Navlur ROB or flyover which is part of the HDBRTS project is yet to be completed owing to various reasons.
The trial run of HDBRTS was started on 2nd October 2018. It can be recalled HDBRTS flyover at Navalur developed cracks within a year, officials had closed the Flyover to repair it.
In September 2020, another incident was reported when concrete blocks on the flyover came loose as a result of the relentless rain that pounded the twin cities of Hubballi Dharwad.
With the aid of the World Bank, the Hubballi Dharwad BRTS (HDBRTS) was constructed at a cost of ₹980 Crores to serve the twin cities of Hubballi Dharwad.